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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT a public hearing will be held by the Planning Commission of the City of Dana Point to consider the following:

APPEAL OF THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR’S APPROVAL OF CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT CUP22-0004(M): A request to permit the establishment of a combined Clinical Services and Recreation Use business within a suite on the ground floor of an existing mixed-use building (Prado West Development) fronting the Street of Violet lantern within the Dana Point Town Center plan, located at 24591 Del Prado Avenue was approved by the Community Development Director on May 17, 2022. On May 24, 2022, an appeal of the Community Development Director’s approval was filed by Naomi Yang, restaurant owner and Bill McCormack, a commercial property owner.

Project Number: CUP22-0004(M)
Project Location: 24591 Del Prado Avenue (APN: 682-321-08)
Property Owner: Raintree Del Prado, LLC
Applicant Spine and Sport Physical Therapy
Environmental: Pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the project is categorically exempt per Section(s) 15301 of the CEQA Guidelines (Class 1) Existing Facilities.
Hearing Date: Monday, July 11, 2022
Hearing Time: 6:00 p.m. (or as soon thereafter as possible)
Hearing Location: 33282 Golden Lantern, Council Chambers, Dana Point, California 92629

All persons either favoring or opposing this proposal are invited to present their views on the above referenced project to the Planning Commission at this hearing.

Note: A decision by the Planning Commission to approve or deny this project may be appealed to the City’s City Council. If you challenge the action taken on this proposal, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City of Dana Point on or prior to the public hearing.

For further information, please contact Danny Giometti, Senior Planner at the City of Dana Point, Community Development Department, 33282 Golden Lantern, Suite 209, Dana Point, by calling (949) 248-3569, or via e mail:

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  • Hi , I wanted to speak the writer or editor ? I had an idea regarding a multi issue story I have been logging or tracking for years now it’s basically a breakdown of the permitting process my family and I have been dragged through for going on 3.5 years now just trying to get a pool permit . I had constructed some walls at my residence that were 6” above code on my front slope to prevent mud and rock from running into the street and sidewalk . Since I did this I’ve paid numerous fees and fines and have been denied refunds for overpayments , my plans get returned for multiple rounds of corrections, I have emails from the building dept saying one thing and then they change their mind depending on who I get assigned to when my number is called. I’m also a concrete contractor who does tons of private residence foundations etc in town. The story gets even better that I figured out one of the women in building dept has a husband who owns a competing concrete company that actually wins a lot of the city contracts for new concrete and concrete maintenance every year. They just happen to beat out the other entrants year after year for these high figures contracts. Maybe it’s just pure luck I don’t know. Anyways I have been keeping very good records and documentation on all the visits to the city all the inspections all of the emails with incorrect info etc I wanted to get through this finally so my daughters can finally have a pool to swim in after almost 4 years of dealing with the Bureaucratic bottle neck that has made me want to literally live from the town that I grew up in since birth. I love dana point and my dream was to raise a family and own a home in dana point. Nothing could have ruined or caused me to not want to reside here but this incredibly hostile and compartmentalized conglomerant of DMV employee spinoffs ,office space loving , 2 hour tax payer lunch break abusing, buNch of negative narcissistic power trippers. Has literally made me want to move my family out of here where we can apply for a building permit and receive one in a timely manner so we can add more value to our neighborhood and city. All I’m saying is I have a wealth of life for all this and I’m going to write out a very detailed and easy to read review and rundown of the complete 4 year debacle of trying to put the pool in for my babies who are no longer babies. Cheers justin Wayne 949-444-4785 Please call me this is for call back or email response not for publication Thank you for your time

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