Would new Coronado Bridge toll discourage tourists?
Coronado belongs to all San Diegans
Re “Anti-tourist sentiment aired in Coronado” (Oct. 6): So Coronado is sick of all the tourists that come over to spend their money? I guess they’re more special than the people who live in Encinitas and have to share their beaches with everyone else because Coronado has a bridge. They can once again start charging me to cross the bridge if they like. I do business there and I will raise my prices to cover the tolls and the time that I spend waiting in line. Think of what that will do for the air quality with all of those cars emitting exhaust while they wait their turn to pay the toll.
They compare their city to Disneyland. They do have a nice beach but aside from gift shops and restaurants, what is there?
I propose that they charge to cross back in the other direction as well. If it costs us money to visit the Hotel Del, it should cost them money to visit our malls, grocery stores etc.
We have a LOT of attractions in San Diego too – WAY more than Coronado has. Maybe we ought to charge Coronadoans a toll to enter San Diego!
Awww, come on, Coronado! You don’t want San Diegan’s attending your summer concerts and using your parks? Well, how about you paying a fee for Balboa Park and the Organ Pavilion concerts?
I welcome Coronado residents to come slumming in South Park’s quaint cafes and shops if Coronado can welcome the revenue San Diegan’s bring to Coronado. Perhaps we could add a fee to Old Globe tickets for Coronado residents and San Diegan’s can kick in extra to attend Lamb’s Players productions.
Sounds rather silly both ways, doesn’t it?
Coronado is complaining about tourists having a negative impact on quality of life. What about San Diego allowing short term vacation rentals in residential neighborhoods. STVR’s are ruining a sense of neighborhood. The mayor, city council, and city attorney stiil refuse to enforce zoning laws. Coronado isn’t the only city with a tourist problem.
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