Friday, October 09, 2009

Odds and Ends 138

I have no new news to post this week concerning when or even whether the Outreach Team might reveal to the public the most recent plans for Ponte Vista at San Pedro.
Ponte Vista at San Pedro is one of the issues the seven candidates for two seats on the Rancho Palos Verdes City Council can speak about.
It appears that one of the candidates, Mr. Anthony Misetich was or still may be a member of one of the Advisory Boards created by Bob Bisno over three years ago.
While not all of the candidates have offered of their opinions about Ponte Vista during the last two forums that have been held, information about all the candidates and links to their Web sites can be found on another one of my blogs:
Several of the candidates have talked about redeveloping the business district of Rancho Palos Verdes. This means that because Western Avenue contains the bulk of the businesses in Rancho Palos Verdes, there are more folks talking about working on our side of town to help improve it. Mr. Misetich should be afforded credit for mentioning this during the last two forums.
That would be a great thing except for two large obstacles.
The first obstacle is that since so few of the residents of Eastview area of R.P.V. care enough about our city's governance and government, there is currently little thought by too may local individuals to participate in their own city's involvement.
Secondly, since the bulk of R.P.V. residents live on the south and west side of the city, they make many fewer trips to the businesses along Western than even a great number of San Pedro residents.
I can find a good argument by those residents that R.P.V. governors and staff shouldn't spend the money and time on issues not more relevant to their needs and wants.
As long as Eastview residents stay firmly 'in the grasp of San Pedro' there will be real problems trying to find the will, money, and energy to put more R.P.V. resources along Western Avenue, even though that area is a revenue generator for R.P.V.
The site of the still open P'Skettie on Western has two large signs offering a drive through business.
I wish I had more information about Amalfitano's Bakery this time.

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