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Palm Street Improvements Coming Along Nicely

The new, wider sidewalks from Third Street along Palm to the beach are looking pretty good. So too the new palm trees.

The work at the parking lot between Ye Olde Plank and the real estate office is still well up in the air, however. It looks as though a statue is going up at the head of the breakwater (I admit ignorance: I haven't looked at the plans for this improvement plan), one that involves a surfboard (of course).

I miss the breakwater. It's a great place to practice tai chi.

The naysayers in all this are, of course, having a field day with it. The two lane squeezedown from Third Street west to the beach will cause gridlock (laugh) and keep people away; the improvements are ugly; the city can't afford it; blahblahblah.

There are those here in Imperial Beach, alternatively, who want the city to remain ugly, as it "keeps people away." (I've actually heard many citizens say this.) They want the town to continue looking like a fifth-rate drunk-dive. Pathetic.

I for one am very pleased with the city's efforts at beautification, as halting and imperfect as they are. They make sense. They're way, way past due.

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The new, wider sidewalks from Third Street along Palm to the beach are looking pretty good. So too the new palm trees.

The work at the parking lot between Ye Olde Plank and the real estate office is still well up in the air, however. It looks as though a statue is going up at the head of the breakwater (I admit ignorance: I haven't looked at the plans for this improvement plan), one that involves a surfboard (of course).

I miss the breakwater. It's a great place to practice tai chi.

The naysayers in all this are, of course, having a field day with it. The two lane squeezedown from Third Street west to the beach will cause gridlock (laugh) and keep people away; the improvements are ugly; the city can't afford it; blahblahblah.

There are those here in Imperial Beach, alternatively, who want the city to remain ugly, as it "keeps people away." (I've actually heard many citizens say this.) They want the town to continue looking like a fifth-rate drunk-dive. Pathetic.

I for one am very pleased with the city's efforts at beautification, as halting and imperfect as they are. They make sense. They're way, way past due.

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