The Laguna Niguel Sea Country Festival was great fun for so many who attended. I hope everyone is enjoying back to school and planning some fun fall activities! Election Day is November 8 and ballots get mailed on October 11.
The city council received and filed the e-bike action plan presented by Chief Asuncion. There have been 28 e-bike accidents with some major injuries in the city this calendar year. In partnership with Niguel Hills Middle School PTA , Principal Jeff Jones and Laguna Niguel police services a pilot program was started and continues to evolve to keep kids safe on e-bikes who attend the middle school. The city has also spray painted some speed limits on sidewalks (noted in Marina Hills). PACT volunteers have had over 300 hours of engagement and discussed rules with over 197 e-bike riders. I am in full support of this program, I look forward to the program expanding and becoming more effective by reducing the number of accidents in 2023.
After two public meetings, the Planning Commission approved “The Cove” project. Many residents were understandably upset following the hearing. The Niguel Summit Homeowner’s Association is expected to appeal the decision to the city council. I am opposed to the Cove Project.
Every 8 years each city in California is given mandated housing requirements. Council Member Minagar recently notified the council that Irvine lost its suit protesting their RHNA (Regional Housing Needs Assessment) numbers.
The summer trolley will return next summer because ridership numbers reached the threshold. Let’s expand the route to the MetroLink – from the freeway to the beach!