Chamber of Commerce Hosting Capo Beach-centric Town Halls

Raising concerns among members prompts Chamber of Commerce to reach out to Capistrano Beach businesses and community members

By Andrea Papagianis

Throughout the past year Capistrano Beach business owners and residents have expressed their concerns, and frustrations, at Dana Point City Council meetings.

“Why are you taking our parkland,” they asked when the council voted to sell off Capo Beach land once slated for a park. And questions of “When will funding for Doheny Village be allocated,” have echoed throughout the chamber during talks of Town Center Lantern District budgeting and development.

Hearing rising concerns from their members that crime is rampant and their voices are not being heard, the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce is hosting two meetings this week to give residents and business owners a platform to be heard.

“We are opening the event to all businesses and community members,” said Heather Johnston, the chamber’s executive director. “We want as much information as possible from the people who live and work in Capo Beach about how the chamber can help them.”

The meetings will be held at The Surfin’ Cowboy on Tuesday, March 11 at 8:30 a.m. and Thursday, March 13 at 4 p.m. The Surfin’ Cowboy is located at 34235 Doheny Park Road in Capistrano Beach.

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4 Responses to “Chamber of Commerce Hosting Capo Beach-centric Town Halls”

  1. Steve Deemis
    March 10, 2014 at 5:25 pm #

    Dear Council,

    FINISH A PROJECT BEFORE MOVING ONTO THE NEXT PROJECT! Doheny Village plan is worth absolutely nothing without the belief that infrastructure projects have the ability to be completed.

    2) Doheny Village

    Pretty damn simple

    • DanaPointer
      March 11, 2014 at 8:50 pm #

      I second that, if town ctr is completed, developers will want to invest more in area and improve capo beach as well including the trader joes area, right now investment and interest is lacking since whole DP is one big traffic sewer

  2. Dana Point Chamber of Commerce
    March 12, 2014 at 11:16 am #

    Thanks for your comments.

    While we are excited about the prospects of Doheny Village, Capo Beach/Doheny Road businesses have immediate economic and safety issues that go above and beyond any ideas for redevelopment of the area in the future. The Dana Point Chamber of Commerce and the City of Dana Point is working with the local business owners to come up with ways to address their concerns and promote the area businesses.

    To learn more, we invite you to attend our next meeting on Thursday at 4:00PM at Surfin’ Cowboy. Capo Beach businesses needs the support of the entire Dana Point Community.

    • Steve
      March 12, 2014 at 2:29 pm #


      That sounds fine. We understand about immediate needs. Although the article did reference, “When will funding for Doheny Village be allocated,”

      I would strongly suggest the Chamber help oversee the completion of projects as opposed to wandering motives toward new costly development projects. (Even though they are eventually needed)

      Immediate needs and safety is certainly appropriate

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