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DP logoDarlene Derus, Dana Point

There are three parts to this letter.

One, I would like to congratulate and thank the Dana Point Symphony for another great year. When many venues related to the arts are either closing or drastically reduced, ours seems to be flourishing. Good work!

Two, I am in agreement with the views stated by Mike Emery in the Dana Point Times issue of June 10-16, 2016. During my almost daily walks, I see the dead or dying trees, shrubs, flowers and bare slopes. I do see weeds. Our City Council needs to rectify this mishandling of our environment very soon —tourist season is upon us.

Three, along with the city’s neglect, the County of Orange is neglecting our harbor area. It too has dead or dying trees, shrubs and flowers with bare slop areas. In addition, the outer island sidewalks and picnic tables are covered with bird droppings, making it a very unsanitary place to walk, rest or have a picnic.

Plus, the area brings many dog walkers, some of whom are very irresponsible in picking up after their dogs. Perhaps, a little enforcement of the leash laws would help.

It’s past time for the city and county to rectify this situation. Petitions anyone?

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