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Timothy Moore, Dana Point
I am a 17-year resident of Dana Point. I sent a note to the Dana Point City Council on Sept. 1
in opposition to Ordinance 538 (short-term rentals) and Coastal Commission sovereignty in Dana
Point matters. Then I attended the City Council meeting at the community center on Sept. 6.
I listened to the city’s presentation on the model ordinance that has been in effect since 2014, the role of the dreaded Coastal Commission, the number of permits issued so far, the revenues our city and our local businesses derive from the short-term residents, the relatively few complaints and the testimony of the seemingly competent enforcement officer employed by Dana Point. I stand corrected.
The Dana Point city staff is to be commended for their management of the entire issue of short-term rentals over the past few years.
The Dana Point City Council is to be commended for doing the right thing in passing the ordinance.
I apologize to the Council and city staff if my uninformed and ill-advised note of Sept. 1 caused any problem.
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