Clear Lake’s mayor says city trying to properly address issues with crumbling Sea Wall (AUDIO)
CLEAR LAKE — Clear Lake’s mayor says city officials are attempting to address concerns raised about the condition of the Sea Wall downtown. The Sea Wall was constructed in 1936 as a Works Progress Administration project, but residents recently have organized a group called “Save the Sea Wall” to call on city officials to make restoring the landmark a priority.
Mayor Nelson Crabb says progress on restoration efforts has lagged recently. “To boil this all down, we’ve been working on this for quite a while. It’s not going as fast as we would like, but these guys in restoration are in short supply and workers are in short supply as we know, not making any excuses.”
Crabb says he wants to make sure any restoration effort is done properly. “Are things happening? Yes. Do we know that the wall needs to be repaired? Yes, but it needs to be repaired in the right manner. I’m being facetious now, but you just can’t get a sack of concrete and go down and start patching it all up. That’s not what that wall needs, it needs someone who has restoration knowledge, and we feel that’s where we’re working, and it will be done, and it will be done properly.”
Crabb made his comments on the “Ask the Mayor” program earlier today on AM-1300 KGLO. Listen back to/download the program by heading to the audio player below.