The article you’re about to read is from our reporters doing their important work — investigating, researching, and writing their stories. We want to provide informative and inspirational stories that connect you to the people, issues and opportunities within our community. Journalism requires lots of resources. Today, our business model has been interrupted by the pandemic; the vast majority of our advertisers’ businesses have been impacted. That’s why the DP Times is now turning to you for financial support. Learn more about our new Insider’s program here. Thank you.

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.

Trustworthy, accurate and reliable local news stories are more important now than ever. Support our newsroom by making a contribution and becoming a subscribing member today.

About The Author Dana Point Times

comments (0)

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>