Since the unwelcomed visit of Hurricane Sandy last October one of the controversies here at the Jersey shore is whether to build towering dunes on the beaches to protect homes from the next catastrophic event.
Proponents of such a project contend that protection of homes, businesses and ultimately lives is most important. Critics of the program of building dunes claim, amongst of things, that doing so will not only impede a sight line of the ocean but also lower property values.
This gentleman asked me if I knew if dunes were going to be built, I didn’t have an answer for him but he expressed his opinion quite quickly. I’ll just say global warming and the governments level of involvement seem to be a foundation of many opinions in these shore towns.
This might be a discussable topic. What do you think? Should beachfront owners have a say in how beaches are modified to protect homeowners? Who should make these decisions? Who should own the countries beaches? It’s an interesting topic and quite controversial right now here in New Jersey.