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DP logoLynn Taylor, Dana Point

I am always surprised when someone chooses litigation over mediation. Litigation is expensive and time-consuming. Sadly, there are never any winners. The cost of time and money apparently wasn’t an issue for the city of Dana Point when deciding to sue Strand developer Sanford Edward, and separately, sue Headlands Reserve, LLC instead of mediate because the taxpayers are the ones stuck with the bill. Wasteful spending seems to be the order of the day in federal government but I never expected it to trickle down to Dana Point. I urge the city to do the right thing and mediate with the developer, not litigate.

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