When Assemblyman Bill Brough served on the Dana Point City Council, he voted to approve the Majestic condominium project, which is now a Raintree rental project with 109 rental apartment units on 2.2 acres. This is despite the fact that the Dana Point Planning Commission had been split on the issue, rendering a no vote. These rentals projects are in the middle of the Lantern District, and do not provide adequate guest, residential or public parking.
A vote for Measure I means lowering property values due to congested, inadequate parking as a result of his vote. This will not serve Dana Point businesses or residents well.
On the other hand, Measure H supporters advocate lovely commercial shops, and restaurants, with adequate public parking and three-story/40-foot height limits as was approved in the Town Center Plan and voted on in 2008; as opposed to the high rise apartments and inadequate parking as proposed in Measure I.
The city complains they do not have the money to build a parking structure now. Had they built the parking structure in 2007 when it was first proposed in open session; this town center project would be successful and revenue positive by now without variances needed to please developers.
Vote yes on H. Vote no on I.
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