by Rob Neal, Capistrano Beach
My wife Berni and I live on Doheny Place (near Pines Park) in beautiful Capistrano Beach. We are supporters of both Scott Schoeffel and Norm Denton for Dana Point City Council.
My wife and I and several other neighbors in this fine community have had the pleasure of working closely with Scott regarding Quiet Zone crossing improvements at Beach Road for the last several years. We have found him to be knowledgeable and very interested in this and other issues affecting Capistrano Beach and Dana Point as a whole.
Scott has worked incredibly hard on not just this matter but so many other issues that affect the entire city.
We have often agreed but sometimes have not. During these times, we found that Scott honestly stated his position, respectfully asked us ours and worked hard to make the best informed and intelligent decision he could make for the city. I can ask nothing more of an elected official.
I have not had the pleasure of working directly with Norm but know of many who have interacted with him on the Planning Commission and have found him to be a reasonable, honest public servant. Scott and several council members endorse Norm and that means a lot to us.
Dana Point has distinguished itself by having a working, honest city council. My line of work brings me into many cities and I am always amazed at how contentious and dysfunctional city councils can become. This, of course, creates a void in leadership that never benefits any city.
We are blessed to live in a lovely well-governed city. I believe that Scott and Norm will continue this fine tradition, and in the process, we will all be the beneficiaries.