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By Sandie Iverson, Capistrano Beach
Once again, the Dana Point City Council purposely ignored the residents they should be representing. The councilmen and their backers fear passage of the grass roots “2015 Town Center Initiative” signed by over 4,000 Dana Point voters. That is why, over strenuous objection from the many speakers in the packed council chamber, the City Council decided to spend more of our tax money to put a competing initiative on the ballot. Let’s be clear. The council’s initiative has one purpose: To confuse voters and defeat the peoples’ initiative.
Don’t be fooled by misinformation. The “2015 Town Center Initiative” does not stop development, contrary to the council’s spin. What it stops is development contrary to the original intent of the original 2008 Town Center Plan approved by the Coastal Commission to provide a business district with shops, restaurants and convenient parking. Most importantly, the peoples’ initiative forces the council to bring any changes they want to make to the Town Center Plan to the voters for approval.
Stand with the thousands of Dana Point voters and take back control of our city. Help preserve the village atmosphere and quality of living we enjoy. Vote for the 2015 Town Center Initiative on June 7.
The Town Center Initiative can be found online at http://2015towncenterinitiative.nationbuilder.com.