By Roger Gitlin – EYE ON DEL NORTE – February 17, 2022
Do you want the Monterey-ization seen below?
Hotels, gift shops, restaurants abound. Fishing and vessel repair has long since departed. Monterey is a sea shell of what it once was.
Do you folks want a viable working Harbor with crab and fish processing and vessel repair? Fair questions…What say you folks?
At today’s Harbor meeting, Commissioners danced around the vision of how each sees the future of the Crescent City Harbor.
Two Harbor Commissioners: Wes White and Brian Stone have and continue to do everything in the power to obstruct Harbor business by failing to maintain infrastructure, dragging Commissioners’ feet in Harbor dredging, all with the sole purpose of obstructing the on-going business practices of non-tourist Harbor businesses, with the intent of supplanting many of these lucrative, job-producing concerns.
Both White and Stone have led the Agenda to turn over Harbor renovation to Energy Venture Capitalist Alex Lemus and his Renewable Energy Capital Partners who will undertake the task(s) of meeting with 86 tenants of the two Harbor-owned RV Parks.
At today’s meeting, Lemus faced a few of the RV Park tenants with a “promise” to meet individually and seek their input On a side note, assisting these two misguided Commissioners with the transformation of the Harbor is inept and poorly-trained, short-tempered (and cursive) Harbormaster Tim Petrick. While I was recognized to speak during Public Comments by Harbor president Rick Shepherd during an Army Corps of Engineers PowerPoint presentation on Harbor dredging, Mr. Petrick interrupted my question to the USACE and became hostile in his unsolicited comments to me. Highly inappropriate.
This kind of unprofessional interaction is not only unhelpful but speaks poorly of an individual ill-suited to serve. The question really belongs to you public.
What kind of Harbor do you folks want?