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Brandon Phillips, Dana Point

Neighbors, let’s let the cat out the bag. The city is looking to develop anything and everything to grow the city’s financial status … right?

Why does a growth in development, pollution (noise and environmental), traffic congestion, population and a decline of open space seem to be beneficial to our community? Being a young man who has deep roots in our coastal communities and also a soon-to-be father, my wife and I are reconsidering raising our children in Dana Point (or anywhere in Southern California).

Beaches are lined with trash and gated communities. Parks and open spaces are becoming a nuisance to city council members. Public schools are overpopulated and valuable educators are leaving their positions in fear. The last thing I want to see is this great city lose its focus on what made it great in the first place: natural beauty, a safe place to raise children and community values.

How many hotels and shopping centers are needed in a coastal community? Has Hawaii’s tourism thrived because visitors heard there are several four-star resorts? Or is it because folks tap into their natural surroundings and find clean beaches and clear water paired with lovely local business owners that allow tourists to escape their busy, overpopulated and graffiti covered cities?

Please consider future generations when prostituting this city’s resources.

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  • how about an article on a local college student. Kylie Zuber who lives in the Monarch Beach community, is attending UC Santa Barbara. She will travel to the Neterlands to continue her studies for the second semester of her junior year.

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