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ALL WRITEY!! A SAMPLING OF YOUR COMMENTS/CRITICISMS/COMMENTS/WITTICISMS

APRIL 5, HEATHER ALTMAN’S “GO RIGHT AHEAD AND SUPPORT THE 2ND+PCH PROJECT—BUT HOW ABOUT WAITING UNTIL YOU KNOW WHAT IT IS?”

Your advice is correct, but lobbyist Carl Kemp–who works with the developers—is very savvy concerning the city, and has started one of the biggest PR campaigns for this project I’ve ever witnessed. / LAURA

 We can talk and talk. But the bottom line it’s all up to the 3rd district Councilman. Which is not a good omen. / CHUCK M.

 In a one-on-one conversation with Mr. DeLong, he stated that he would support whatever 2/3 of the people want him to support. This letter-writing campaign sounds like he said the same thing to the developer. / ANONYMOUS

 It is great to be against something but what is the alternative? The e-mail I received talked about the Environmental Impact Report and the importance of reading it. / LEE G.

APRIL 6, KRISTIN CHALMERS’ “RESOLUTION READING REVIEW: ‘AMERICAN NERD: THE STORY OF MY PEOPLE”

 Be careful with that HTML stuff—it is a gateway to further nerdiness! / JEANINE

APRIL7, “KEMP INSISTS THAT THE APPEAL FOR PUBLIC SUPPORT OF SECOND+PCH IS THE SAME AS IT EVER WAS”

People should start now and ask for Kemp’s emails with city officials re PCH and 2nd, I will bet you there are some good ones – he is so full of himself all of the time; wouldn’t surprise me at all. Even if this ugly high rise project, (12 stories) passes city council it will never pass Coastal Commission. Not with its current design. Owners will have to start over again. What a waste of time. / MARIE HERTEREN

Carl Kemp master lobbyist, is also adept at massaging the truth, and brillant at it. Granted, Second+PCH has a slick website showing the broken-down Seaport Marina Hotel. Why does it look that way? Because the current owners, the Lins, (who also own Peter’s Landing, and will continue) are terrible landlords and have not maintained it. Many of us have stayed at lovely hotels throughout the country—much older—but people cared. Carl is right; they do have a friend’s list for Second+PCH and they encourage the friends to contact city officials–even writing the letter for them!
But Second+PCH has done public outreach since 2008 and having attended many of the presentations, I can assure you they were not well received. Obviously they took none of our comments to heart as there is no site for “Enemies of Second and PCH.” / EAGLE EYE

 What a slimeball. I prefer to frequent http://www.thetruthabout2ndandpch.com/ / MARK

 So [Kemp’s] “slimeball” efforts to advance the project’s passage are somehow different than your efforts at trying to do the exact opposite (by way of advertising the anti-project website)? S-s-s-s-slimey! / EMERGENCY JOHNNY

 They sure are, Chief. The last time I checked (so I could be wrong here) opponents of 2nd/PCH have not hired a lobbyist. It is slimy (albeit legal) to spend masses of money to curry favor from elected officials. / ANONYMOUS

APRIL 8, “NICK SCHOU TO DROP A LITTLE ‘ORANGE SUNSHINE’

Nick came in to speak to my journalism class at CSULB back in 2007 and was a great example for us budding investigators to look up to. His book “Kill The Messenger,” about Gary Webb, was outstanding, I hope he finds success with “Orange Sunshine!” / RYAN ZUMMALLEN

 

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  1. February 17, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    Thanks for your explanation. I love read it Martha

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