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Jill Richardson, Dana Point

The Town Center construction is under way. I too will ask the City Council, Planning Commission and all the key decision makers, are you certain the stores located throughout Town Center will be busier?

Traffic jams will increase. What is being done to avoid more traffic? The Orange County Transportation Agency awarded Dana Point funds to start a trolley program next summer. How will the Town Center handle this new mass transportation program? What is being done to increase usage of mass transit?

Why did the City Council award a company to develop “parking options” just last week? Why would Dana Point build a “new” 4-star hotel, when almost every weekend the established hotels in Dana Point have vacancies? Why would you amend a height limit to build a new hotel? We have plenty of hotels that are under-utilized. If Town Center proves problematic, can changes be made?

I will do my best to come to the meetings and ask these very important questions and try to get answers. I encourage all residents to do the same.

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