In his budget message, City Manager Thomas Frutchey said Pacific Grove is in better shape than “numerous other cities” spending down their general funds to pay for basic services. The city will have $4.5 million in reserves as of June 30, up from $800,000 five years ago, he said.
A proposal to add $50,000 to the budget to improve the intersection at Central and Eardley avenues brought pleas from two Monterey Bay Aquarium employees to make the intersection safer for pedestrians.
I offer an affordable solution – make the pedestrians cross at David instead of Eardley. If the ever expanding Fish Jail management team that is converting retail buildings across Central into offices wants a controlled intersection they should foot the bill.