When is the city going to do something about the giant seagull attacks on our children?
Story in Saturday's North County Times about the crumbling infrastructure at the heart of Encinitas, Moonlight Beach.
Moonlight Beach facilities deteriorating
By: ADAM KAYE - Staff Writer
Some fixes done, the most expensive ones remain
ENCINITAS ---- At one of North County's busiest beaches, the lifeguard station is falling apart and the restrooms are grungy, officials say.
Moonlight Beach, at the foot of B and C streets, attracts thousands of visitors on an average summer weekend, attendance that exceeds that of all other Encinitas beaches combined.
In a report this month to the City Council, the city's Parks and Recreation Commission chairman highlighted the deteriorating condition of the beach structures, which are nearly 45 years old.
City officials say improvements are part of a long-term plan for the beach, but that there's no money in the budget to make the fixes now ---- even if they're badly needed.
"It's no surprise to any of you that the bathroom is really (nasty)," Deputy Mayor Maggie Houlihan said later. She said the stalls always seem to have water puddled on the floor. "You should never go barefoot in there."
The lifeguard station also needs attention, she said. "Deferred maintenance isn't working anymore, because it's just falling apart."
No money in the budget to keep up the most popular tourist destination in Encinitas eh? But, we've been told time and time again that the city of Encinitas is flush with cash.
Maybe somebody should have considered Moonlight Beach during the "shoot for the moon" capital improvement projects at those backroom planning sessions?
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If there is no money to improve Moonlight Beach than I assume my wish list for Leucadia will go unfulfilled.