Gazebo vs. Parking

How is it that the lousiest of ideas can always gather a fan club? Parking on the Homer Spit in the summer is already a nightmare, and now there’s an effort underway that will make the problem even worse by planting a gazebo where the old harbormaster building once stood. 

The wizards in charge have already eliminated scores of spaces by widening the boardwalk and installing landscaping and a 10-foot halibut hook at the intersection to the load and launch ramp. 

I would think the business owners on the Spit who survive on tourism would be very concerned. If there is no parking, there will be no business.

I’d like to suggest that the Homer City Council revisit the issue and inject some common sense into the equation.

A gazebo is a nicety. Parking is a necessity.

Oliver Makin