Out Of Sight Out Of Mind
The news that the boardwalk won’t be ready until 2017 or 2018 points out to a disconnect between the City and people who live here. People who live here think about the boardwalk all the time. If you live on Shore Front you see it missing. If you used to use it for walks or jogging you miss it. That could be any time of day or week. The problem is, people who work on it see it as a nine-to-five Monday through Friday job. It’s a job to them. It’s a lifestyle for us.
They will never get it. They don’t understand. Long Beach got done because the people in their City Hall live near and use their boardwalk. We’re at the mercy of people who live by the saying out of sight, out of mind. The boardwalk to them is out sight, so it’s out of mind !