GARTH TAYLOR, San Clemente
I read with interest the recent article on the proposed $2 million renovation of the Marine Safety Headquarters building near the municipal pier. The argument for rehabilitation (which won’t guarantee a usable structure for more than a few years) vs. new construction is that, if rebuilt, the Coastal Commission will require the structure to be located on the other side of the railroad tracks. Sometime in the next few decades, the shoreline in San Clemente is projected to be at the tracks. The land once known as the Marine Safety Headquarters will then be known as. . . under water. Rebuilding on the other side of the tracks is the only responsible solution to the problem.