“The green and sustainable movement is ignored at our own peril,” Cort told chamber members who gathered for a lunch of fillet Mignon or vegetarian lasagna at the Inn at Spanish Bay in Pebble Beach. “It’s like taking yourself off the Internet. We’re not going to be left behind.”
Pacific Grove can’t compete with the big box stores of Sand City, the shopping centers of Monterey, or the high-end boutiques of Carmel, he said. So it has to offer its own unique appeal for shopping and tourism.
One proposal by the city’s economic advisory committee is for conversion of the portion of Lighthouse Avenue in the old part of downtown to a pedestrian-only area, making Pacific Grove “the first pedestrian-only city on the Peninsula” he said.
He talking out of two mouths. One says to be sustain, recycle, solar and the other says let’s worship those hydrocarbon emitting cars that are so despised by the likes of Joy Colon-Jello.
The City Council will consider adding the “Pacific Grove Old Town Classic Car Show” sponsored by Rats to Riches, Inc. a non-profit to the City’s Special Events Calendar.
Reference: City Manager Colangelo
Recommended Action: Approve addition of “Rats to Riches” Car Show to the City’s Special Events Calendar
In the same agenda is a reconsideration of another auto-worship event taking over the city’s golf course:
The City Council will consider the creation of a Council Subcommittee of Council Members Miller and Nilmeier to negotiate with Concorso Italiano, Inc for an exotic car show at the Pacific Grove Golf Course.
Reference: Council Members Nilmeier and Miller
Recommended Action: Direct Staff to negotiate formal agreement for future Council consideration