As I read Jason Meyer’s letter in your March 10 edition, a few thoughts came to mind.
First of all “the good ends at BRE don’t justify the bad means” here. I know of no one who begrudges a great school like BRE from intelligently planned fundraising.
Second, the traffic, parking and crowd control issues directly related to this whimsical plan which adds an increment of 250 cars and vendor trucks to an already overburdened La Jolla Boulevard and surrounding streets on a late Friday afternoon are just poor location planning.
In addition adding a conservative number of 450 to 500 shoppers on top of normal Upper and Lower Hermosa neighborhood traffic, street parking and pedestrians each Friday is… actually a new layer of traffic and crowds to my neighborhood. …
It is very easy, Mr. Meyer, to focus on the positive things when you do not live near the residential location in question and are not impacted at all.
I, however, have to deal with these issues every Sunday morning and now am looking at a much worse impacts on Fridays.
Enough is enough!
J. Otis Benton
Upper Hermosa resident