Re: April 28 article, "Hotel envisioned for Port Hueneme":
I am glad the City Council is trying to get more tourists to our beautiful city. I would like for the people in Hueneme to look back about 10years. We tried to put an RV park on the beach, but some bird lovers, people that live on the beach, and people who live out of town and have time-sharing condominiums shot it down. I know this is true. I lived in Surfside Four. I had to move out to get some peace and quiet.
They said it would bring in too many people, and they did not want that. The park would be paid off by now and would have helped the local businesses. By the way, the RV park at Naval Base Ventura County is very busy. You have to book in advance during summer and holidays. By now, the word would be out there about how nice this area is and the beautiful beach. We now can help out the city with this hotel. Tourist have a lot of options for things to do here: play golf, surf just a block from the beach, take fishing trips out of the harbor, fish off the pier, visit the Seabee museum and a lot of other sites around this county.
I am very proud of our City By The Sea!
I retired from the Navy in 1989. I liked the city so much that I did not want to move back East. My wife and I raised our two daughters here. I was a member of the Port Hueneme Lions, participated in Harbor Days parades, helped with beauty pageants at the Cultural Center and help barbecue at the Community Center to thank the police and firefighters.
I worked for the Hueneme School District for more than 18 years. I worked with alot of city personnel, They are great and take pride in what they do on a daily basis. I hope the people of Hueneme will support our City Council and bring in more visitors to our city. I think we should take the bull by the horns and get involved.
~ John Klopfstein,