We’re starting to see lights at night on the horizon of the Pacific Ocean, which means the long wait is over, and our commercial crabbers are finally able to get out on the water and go after Dungeness crab.
I am tired of playing whack-a-mole every time someone from the for-profit short-term rental industry comes out with some new angle to call out 15neighborhoods. Here is the definitive answer to all these critics and would be critics: we did not start this, you did.
Many of you, although that “many” is dwindling, will recall the above quote from the “Popeye” cartoons of the last century. Popeye was a syndicated creation of E. C. Segar, earning him an estimated $100,000/per year at one point. To those of you too young to remember, I’ll try to jog some bit of collective consciousness: Popeye loved spinach!
By now, homeowners in Newport received an application for insurance coverage that addresses the threat of water and sewer lines breaking down. It states that homeowners are responsible for repair costs from their house to the street.
One year ago (Jan. 11, 2020) I was driving up Highway 34 in the morning before daylight. There was a big storm going on. I passed five or six cars going the other way, so I had no reason to think there might be a problem ahead.
On Dec 21, I watched several lengthy livestream videos shot by Angelita Sanchez, a founder of Timber Unity and administrator of that group’s Facebook page. The video showed rioters masquerading as patriots attacking the State Capitol, illegally breaking and entering the capitol building and assaulting the police.
The 15neighborhoods group goes too far this time. M. Riley wrote to the county recently, naming people and their county of residence for any persons who wrote to commissioners expressing an opposition viewpoint to the 15neighborhoods stance on the total ban of STRs (short-term rentals) in unincorporated Lincoln County. This is morally and ethically wrong.
The people I work with want work and have a desire to become assets to a company by becoming part of a team. For our coastal communities, a first chance at a job for people living with developmental disabilities is more than employment. It is self-empowerment.
You may have seen me in the last few days, in and around Toledo. I was the lone guy holding a sign that read “Boycott trees-on Unity sick out.” I also went to city hall to ask about the possibility of unenforced sign ordinances and found them to be weak, but may be under consideration at a future city council meeting.