Support Kayaking in Laguna Beach, CA
After 5 hearings with local government officials, The Laguna Beach City Council voted unanimously to allow kayak tours and rentals this summer at Treasure Island Beach Park. But a small group of opponents wants to stop us and has appealed the decision to the Coastal Commission They call themselves Village Laguna and South Laguna Civic, and their mission is to "support activities that conserve and enhance the unique village character of Laguna Beach." Why they would oppose kayaking is beyond us. They have accused kayaking of being harmful to the environment, perilous for swimmers, and a dangerous precedent for commercial enterprise on our beaches. We have successfully and systematically debunked each of those myths, and prevailed because the Council knows that kayaking is healthy, eco-friendly, safe, and an important recreational option that enhances the lives of visitors and locals alike. We have no permanent structures or signage on the beach. Just a few boats steps from the ocean for your convenience and joy. If you support the idea of a kayak concession on just one remote beach in Laguna that offers rentals and tours of some of California's most dramatic and beautiful coastline, please lend your support by signing the petition below. We will present this at the June 10 Coastal Commission hearing. Thank you! And if you really want to make an impact, write to our local papers or City Council and express your outrage that such a small minority would seek to overturn the will of our elected officials. We don't believe Village Laguna and South Laguna Civic represent the majority of people in Laguna, and we don't believe they should be wasting taxpayer dollars undermining the will of our elected officials. Thank you!