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DP logoLysa Kraft, Dana Point Resident

I’m disappointed to see Measure H prevail and I fear too many voters did not understand the ramifications. This will thwart truly thoughtful urban development which might have attracted new energy to the town center. Now we’ll be stuck with empty lots or crap like BevMo!.

Once again, the individual interests of the few Trumps common sense. Sad.

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  • You say Vacant Lot, I say Unobstructed View.

  • Jaq – looks like yet another misinformed Measure H supporter. Views wouldn’t be obstructed until 60 feet in building height, which wouldn’t have happened under Measure I.

  • Not exactly “the individual interests of the few” as Ms. Kraft says. In political circles, a 60% Yes vote is considered a landslide. This is called “democracy”. I think the margin would have been even higher had the Council not interfered with their sham Measure I which caused huge confusion. Now we should see responsible development with adequate parking. How refreshing! If Union Bank and the huge development at Del Obispo and PCH can do it, why can’t the Lantern District developers? Measure H was the will of Dana Point citizens, and it prevailed despite huge attempts to undermine the will of the people and confuse voters, brought to you by developers, Council, and our developer-supported Assemblyman, Bill Brough. This was a huge victory for a grass roots effort by ordinary citizens who were outspent more than 4 to 1 by special interests. Dana Point voters are smart and informed. Don’t try to pull the wool over our eyes ever again!

    • Well said, I am a home owner in DP and so grateful for the smart, savy voters that took an interest in what was happening in the town. So proud!

  • I agree with Susan Brown…Measure H was for the Residents and I was for the developers.

  • Lysa Kraft,

    The people who wanted Measure I to were the same people who voted for BevMo

  • Here we go again…..

  • Disappointed resident Reply

    Ignorant, close minded, backwards mentality residents leave us with a catastrophic negative impact on our town. Thousands of wasted dollars, and years of progress gone in a instant! Let’s keep supporting neighboring towns and putting money in their pockets because we can’t come together and make a few decisions that would benefit our residents, tourism, and our home values. Let’s hurt ourselves and our towns revenue in order to fight tooth and nail over a few issues. Let’s keep our lots vacant instead of creating a thriving town that also helps support local businesses instead of looking like a ghost town, let’s keep potential tenants from coming in and creating jobs and businesses. Let’s keep driving to neighboring towns to dine, shop, because we must be smarter than them! Let’s let the empty lots and dilapidated buildings be taken over by vagrants and transients instead of building an upscale town that reflects our gorgeous resorts and the strand who knows how that was ever built in this town!

    • I know Lysa why don’t you move to a town where you are happy.

    • Long-Time Resident Reply

      One piece of good news is that if Majestic/Raintree gets built, it would represent 109/237, or 46%, of the estimated full build-out in the (Keyser Marston) Section 9212 report. Combined with the 168 condos in the Zephyr project behind Denny’s, that may provide enough critical mass so that the LD will develop, if slowly.

  • Lysa,

    This was a grass roots citizens initiative to thwart special interests or individual interests in our city.
    Now lets get started on the recall of these awful city councilman!


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