Jean Byrne says any kind of revenue generating parking will drive away spenders. Don’t forget the merchants that take up spaces on Lighthouse all day – Victorian Corner, Hazaras and the like.
At least this one leaves the spaces for the customers and parks in the front of the bank.
Mr. Becklenberg said there are a number of options on parking revenue as the staff looks broadly at parking in Pacific Grove. He said they would be meeting with the business community and merchants in the near future.
committee member Jeanne Byrne said, “Pay station systems are not effective and they are a detriment to people shopping.”
chairman Tom McMahon said the difficult issue before the committee was to figure out how best to construct a survey of the business community and solicit their thoughts concerning paid parking.
Mayor Garcia said pay station parking should only be considered at the large parking lots in the community.
Parking Subject Comes Up Again
Last round the workers got 90 cents an hour over the term of the contract.
scores of union members armed with whistles, drums, placards, megaphones and leafets shouted bilingual phrases and taunts as they circled the historic center.They were not pleased with concessionaire Aramark’s proposal for a five year freeze on wages! This action, if implemented, would keep the pay of Asilomar’s house keeping employees at $12.74 an hour until 2016!
Are! They! Happy! To! Have!
Apostrophes Exclamation Points! At! The! Bulletin! Or! What!
(thanks to Ted for the proofreading, even if he was technically wrong, the message got through!)
Union Disturbs Peace In Name Of What?
Rosy article in the Pacific Grove Hometown Bulletin says there’s just one empty storefront on Lighthouse ave:
What? I counted
four three empty businesses this morning:
The Hart Mansion – former restaurant (take this off the list since it’s a private residence for now)
The Wachovia Bank – good location for a restaurant with outdoor tables.
Primo – another former restaurant
Hallmark – vacant for about 50 years it seems.
Conclusion, I’m thankful for the free paper that is mailed to my home. I use it for a kitty litter pan liner.
Take Another Count, P.G. Bulletin
The Bulletin reports that Richmond Woodson, whose actions led to a $435 fine for a resident across the street having wind chimes and admitted to patrolling the neighborhood for other noises to complain about – has left the area.
Update – case against the wind chime owner was thrown out of court.
Wind Chime Hater Left Town
Moe Ammar, President of the Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce, says “We are doing everything we can think of to encourage people to bring their businesses to Pacific Grove.”
Ammar pointed out that all business properties on the main street of Forest Avenue are occupied.
Well . . another art gallery on Forest Avenue is out of business after 11 months, on the same day as the Chamber mouthpiece paper’s publish date. Not that art galleries add any real commerce – this one is closed for good is closed only 4 hours more per day than the rest.
Using the art gallery practice, Moe can put an empty folding chair in every empty store front and call them “occupied”.
Moe Ammar In Deep Denial
Georgia Booth dared to stand up and speak out about being contacted by newcomer Thom “Belly” Akeman and his tree posse. Mayor Dan Court also seems to have gotten an email from Georgia, of which he forwarded to his wife. Too bad that she did not snip the Honorable One’s comments before replying to Mrs. Booth . .
Last week Ms. Booth received an email from Beth Cort, the mayor’s wife, responding to Ms. Booth’s concerns about the city’s role in “Trees for PG,” a private group. Ms. Cort’s email contained more than her response to Ms. Booth. Previous communications were attached to the email sent. Among them was an email from Dan Cort to his wife, which read, “Please set this moron straight. Thanks, Dan.“
Coming up next week, Mayor Cort will jump a shark at Lovers Point . .
Did The Mayor Call Mrs. Booth A Moron?
Kenneth Ray Murray, pastor of the Pacific Grove Community Baptist Church, has been charged with forgery and writing checks on non-sufficient funds.
A man who would only identify himself as a deacon at the Community Baptist Church said, “We as a church are supporting our pastor and this too shall pass”.
Rubber Checks, Too Shall Pass
Klatch Meeting at Black Forest Coffee – in GATEWAY CENTER?
Well, maybe that does make sense – think about those “regular attendees” to council meetings like Dilworth, the Willoughbys, Alene, Fischer, etc.
Gateway Center is a “Residential Program serves clients ranging from the moderately functioning to the profoundly disabled, providing 24-hour care and supervision.”
Country Club Gate is where Black Forest Coffee is, along with the best taqueria – Michael s, the best market – Save Mart and the best pizza – Domino’s.
It’s been written here before – the mass of PG leaders does not acknowledge the southernmost part of PG, the forbidden zone that lies beyond that stoplight at Sunset & Forest. It’s all “Grove Market this” and “Art Gallery that” when thinking about P.G. services and businesses.
P.G. Bulletin Pulls Another Proofreader Boner
Can I sue someone who says or writes something defamatory about me?
In order to prove defamation, you have to prove that what was said or written about you was false. If the information is true, or if you consented to publication of the material, you will not have a case.
Search the Herald for some research. I did and was surprised to find another article about domestic violence, financial troubles and more at another one of the Favaloro’s restaurants. Check it out, December 14, 2004.