Yet another interest group is formed over the Balloon Tract controversy. This Preserve Our Waterfront bunch has put a local initiative on the ballot that would provide for a public vote to decide what the fate of the waterfront will be. Does that make sense? Maybe.
Whatever. I've never seen any evidence that the collective wisdom of the masses has any beneficial effect on the community or anything else. We certainly have an element in Eureka that seems to think anything that happens in town needs to be put up for a vote, just like what we keep seeing happen in Arcata.
I question these folk's motives, though. Just look at their name. They want to "preserve" the waterfront, not decide what to do with it. Seems to me they just figure the majority of voters will oppose Marina Center and this is the best way to shut Marina Center down. Do the majority of voters oppose Marina Center? That remains to be seen.