Selfish Rich NIMBYs at it again!!
Saw this story in the Orange County Register about south county cities that aren't too happy about the proposed tunnel under the Cleveland National Forest. Seems those pesky middle class Inland Empire people might actually want to come to the beach on the weekend.
"Residents told us that they heard that people in Riverside were getting presentations that they could be in Laguna Beach in 20 minutes," Laguna Beach Mayor Elizabeth Pearson-Schneider said.
"That's just what we need, another 100,000 people here in the summer. We can't move. Our quality of life is already affected."
The mayor must be getting lessons from her co-horts in South Pasadena.
Before she gets too self-righteous, she has to realize that Orange County isn't innocent in this traffic mess. Thousands of OC residents clog the Inland Empire freeways every Friday on their way to Vegas. I bet those Inland Empire people aren't too happy about that.
The last thing they need is to be sitting in traffic on the 91 and 15, sucking down the fumes of a Mercedes or Lexus SUV with a Surfrider bumper sticker and Laguna Beach license plate frame.