The nature of my interest as resident is to be well represented since we live on a such a diverse community. We do have several layers and we do need well known and well cultured representatives, who are really aware on diversity. I am a deaf man , Hispanic with a Master Degree, and know three languages ( Spanish, English and American Sign Language). Marina is so young and less than 50 years. Lets be a model community or city for other cities!. The importance of taking in count such variables for the next 10 years. Other concern is the speed of the cars on Marina Drive ( intersection of Marina Drive and Palm Avenue) in the morning and afternoon, I do walk a lot around Marina.
Rent Control. My concern is that I can not afford to live where I work and there is absolutely no limits on how much landlords can charge. Yea, yea, yea so what the landlords can only go up a certain percentage. They are finding other ways and means to make you pay more. They are going up on everything else, i.e., water & garbage. Have anyone noticed that the homeless population is growing? Due to UN-affordability.
The housing market is ridiculous … not only can we not afford to rent in Marina,; we can’t afford to buy a home in the area either.
Homes built 60-20 years ago.
Mix of employed families – concerned that taxes used for valuable services
two family incomes- many disconnected from city because not employed here and recreation not in marina
retired original home owners – needing to preserve value and need many community resources
new/first time home owners getting to know city
LOTS of youngsters utilizing schools and recreational resources
Preserve the beaches and biking / walking trails around it. They are the resource we can attract tourism. On the other hand, keep the beach community and don’t over develop it into concrete zones. Keep the trees keep the parks keep the farms around. We should make the farm direct to table a reality.