Because of the police and ambassador presence on the promenade, the vagrant population on the promenade has all but disappeared. Also, the vegetation on the promenade is being cut away from the ground so there is no place for a vagrant to hide. Additionally, video surveillance cameras are being placed on the condos and Aloha Steakhouse in addition to the surf cam. Commander Tom Higgins was out on the promenade working on the placement of the video surveillance cameras today. Also there was a VPD patrolmen walking the promenade as well as two ambassadors. The City appears to be making a real effort. I am told you can go to the VPD Facebook page to view where the existing video surveillance cameras a focused on.
Your piece on the a Aloha homicide and associated issues is outstanding. Thanks for your fair and thoughtful commentary.
City council member Mike Tracy
Thank you very much you are the second city councilmember to complement me. It was the most difficult editorial I’ve written in 10 years. Written and re-written many times. I have written about it again in this issue.
I’m not sure if people protesting the recent murder in the way they are are helping Ventura or destroying it. Certainly not helping our image much but this is what our free speech country is all about so I do respect that.
Richard Carlson Ventura
Thanks to Deena Gledhill for sending this photo to us.
Anybody can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathize with a friend’s success.
~ Oscar Wilde