The Tribune recently endorsed Shelly Higginbotham for mayor (“Pismo Beach mayor deserves to be reelected,” Sept. 28) because of her experience. How much experience does it take to accept a donation (Chapman House), and what exactly has she done since she became president of the 5 Cities Homeless Coalition? Has a place been found to locate the People’s Kitchen? No.
Let’s look at the other results of her experience, if we are going to give her the above credit:
$1.5 million to settle lawsuit for a fatality in front of Cliffs Hotel (and no safe crossing on Route 1 to Butterfly Grove).
Over $40,000 to Atheists United to settle a lawsuit they were warned could happen.
Three failed attempts to annex significant developments.
A climbing lane from Avila Beach that stops short of a logical end point.
Still “planning” revitalization of downtown area.
Less spending on street paving after approval of half-cent sale tax.
Plans to reimburse developer of Spanish Springs for tertiary water treatment plant but not putting that information on a grant application.
We need a new City Council and not 18 years more of the same kinds of decisions. Look at all of the facts before voting.