Lester Hill, Capistrano Beach

Phase one of the Town Center redevelopment plan is almost complete. Next month the city will request funding for phase two for approximately $10 million in additional money. The total project is expected to be more than $20 million.

City staff can be proud of the work they have accomplished. However, before additional funding is provided, there should be a published detailed accounting showing residents the spending by item on phase one and the plans for phase two. These two phases represent huge spending for Dana Point and there deserves to be more disclosure than just a single $10 million total.

Good city government needs to be transparent. It is the responsibility of residents to require it.

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