Come-here spend-more politicians say more taxes will solve everything.
Kampe called the argument that STRs are the cause of a lack of affordable housing “nonsense.” He said the real problem is vacant second homes, something the city has no control over.
Kampe and three other council members said they would favor keeping the STR license program, but with limitations like capping the total number of licenses, the number of nights, and other aspects. One council member, Rudy Fischer, was absent.
Only one council member, Robert Huitt, said he believes STRs violate residential zoning ordinances and should be phased out.
Collect More Taxes Or Keep P.G. Neighborhoods For Neighbors?
A marketing plan is needed for Pacific Grove’s golf course to build up attendance and prepare for next summer’s U.S. Open tournament at Pebble Beach, the City Council agreed Wednesday.
Mayor pro tem Bill Kampe had previously proposed that the council appoint a five-member ad hoc committee for the task.
But newly appointed Councilman Robert Huitt suggested the job might better be handled by a professional marketer using city resources, including the Recreation Commission, the three golf clubs affiliated with the municipal course, tourist-oriented business groups and economic development groups.
Barely on the job and Huitt is spending like a sailor on shore leave.
Pimping The Town To US Open Golf Fans
Check that picture in Cedar Street Times – SOMEBODY please send these guys for some grooming.
It took three rounds of nominations and votes to appoint Cuneo, and when the council appeared (on the fourth vote) unable to garner the four votes necessary to fill the vacancy left, they swore Cuneo in and added his vote. He promptly nominated two additional candidates — Dan Miller and Richard Ahart, both of whom ran unsuccessfully in the November, 2008 election with Cuneo — but when it came down to the vote, Cuneo went for Robert Huitt
Runner Up Ken Cuneo & Ex Member Robert Huitt Fill Seats