eastlaker

Chula Vista's cleanup act

So Chula Vista wants to promote an "entertainment sector" or something to that effect. Money laundering is not going to encourage much in the line of good entertainment, unless amusement is found in drugs, gangs and the associated crimes. Possibly down the line there might be some screenplays written, but I don't think that is what our "civic leaders" are interested in. If you want to build up the waterfront, you need to have businesses that attract families. You need parks and recreational areas. You need view restaurants, you need venues that allow musical performances, you need nice plazas, you need nice places to stay. You need appealing events. I have to conclude that the donations from Mr. Souza did affect the votes and behavior of our council members and mayor. I am glad that EyeCandy is no more--as shirleyberan mentioned, that business was misrepresented to the city of Chula Vista, and early on, various reports mentioned the litigious background of the owners (wherein they would essentially hold a municipality for ransom and then leave if they were offered enough money). Will Chula Vista ever get the type of civic leadership that acts for those of us who live here, or will we be forever stuck in a limbo of backwoods thinking, backwater planning and backward motion. Forward motion would be recognizing the positives we have and building on those. Is that impossible? Or are our "leaders" incapable of recognizing the difference between positive and negative?
— December 13, 2015 4:54 p.m.

A winter rose

Thanks for the listen.
— December 11, 2015 8:16 p.m.

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