Prop B, the Fletcher Cove usage initiative, is now history. One side wanted to continue the City Council experiment, with its cautious set of detailed, specific restrictions. The Prop B side wanted a permanent, more open policy, relying on current regulations and the special permit process.
After the Prop B petition was submitted, the City Council decided to have a public vote. The community was closely divided and I think the CC did the right thing. It was expensive, but as one CC meeting speaker said: “Democracy is not for sale.”
Strong opinions were held, and the sparks were flying. I know first hand that old friends are now not talking and neighbors are snubbing each other. This seems unnecessary. The people have spoken, we now have a new policy, so let’s move forward and see how it works. For those who are disappointed, I am reminded of the old saying: “Things are sometimes not as good as you wanted, but they are seldom as bad as you feared.”