Mailbag: Now that the vote is done, Newport can get back to business

A vote center at Marina Park Community Center on Tuesday in Newport Beach.
(Kevin Chang / Staff Photographer)

I do not speak for the Yes On Measure B folks. I do not speak for the No On Measure B folks. Like you, I am simply a resident of Newport Beach.

Good, bad or indifferent, the outcome of Measure B has been decided.

As my dad would say about management issues in the law firm with which he was affiliated: “Once a controversial issue in the firm has been discussed and resolved, it is time to put the issue behind you, to join hands, and to look forward — not back.”

So it should be with the Newport Council’s business. Soldier on — with civility and collaboration.

Or as author Paulo Coelho tells us in his 1993 classic “The Alchemist”: “When you can’t go back, you have to worry only about the best way of moving forward.”

Paul K. Watkins
Newport Beach

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