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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

By Anna C. Brace, Capistrano Beach

What has Capo Beach residents upset? The state of Pines Park.

The city of Dana Point has been flooded by calls of residents upset with the state of the park. There have been many, many stories that residents have been told: that the water was shut off in October and nobody turned it back on; that recycled water trucks are no longer being used since neighbors complained about the noise, etc.

However, in many areas there is no remaining grass. The famous Pines Park Easter Egg Hunt is going to be a mud pit this year. I fear for the guests and brides that will have to walk through the mud for spring weddings which are held at the park.

Now the city staff advise that the issues have arisen because of the Govenor’s restrictions on water and that all of the parks are in the same condition.

Capistrano Beach residents are puzzled why the northern parks have full green grass that looks great, but Pines Park is bare. The city has really let this gem be destroyed and refuses to solve the problem.

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  • Let me get this straight. So if one or two people complain about the sound of water trucks, the City cancels them and lets the park die? Good grief. Is this the logic of our brilliant City Manger who makes close to $350K a year? Since when did complaints to City Hall result in any action? Just take a look at Heritage or Lantern Bay Parks and you’ll know who really counts in this town. And it’s definitely not Capo.

  • If the city can water the parks with recycled water, that would be great. And if the city is watering other parks, that’s not cool. But I will say I felt proud of our city for its conservation when I walked through the park the other day and saw it brown.

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