Archive for December 2016

Further Recollections on the Historic Preservation Ordinance

Anne Frank’s recent letter ignores significant historical events and misses the mark. Historic Resources Element (HRE) of the Laguna Beach General Plan was adopted in 1981 to establish “a broad framework for both public and private efforts” and to outline “an implementation program of financial and planning incentives to promote long-term appreciation and preservation of…

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More Questions Over Historical Inventory

Editor, I would like to put forth some questions to Ann Frank regarding her letter on history of Historic Inventory. Who were members of city council and who were on the advisory board. One name was Arnold Hano, founding member of Village Laguna. Who hired these consultants? You state that all homeowners were notified by…

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Signing on for the Nokes Historic Preservation Solution

Editor: I want to express my appreciation for Laurence P. Nokes’ excellent guest column in your Nov. 25 issue in which he provides a sensible solution not only to simplify the historic preservation rules but to make the process for adopting them more equitable. We recently discovered that our Laguna residence is identified as a “Key”…

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