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By Kristina Pritchett

The OC Parks Commission voted to establish a Dana Point Harbor Advisory Council to support OC Parks and the Parks Commission in dealing with Dana Point Harbor matters.

In June 2016, the County Board of Supervisors approved reorganization of the Dana Point Harbor, and transferred the operational responsibility of the Harbor to OC Parks.

The Council will include two OC Parks Commissioners, as well as nine members from the community. Justin McCusker and Joe Muller will serve as co-chairs of the Council.

The groups represented will be the wet slip tenant boaters, dry storage tenants, trailer boaters, small craft operators, restauranteurs, landside merchants, waterside merchants, clubs and social, education, community services organizations and one at-large member.

The Council will have public meetings to review Harbor events and improvements as well as provide a forum to facilitate discussion and collaboration among groups in the Harbor.

Meetings are expected to be held at the OC Sailing and Events Center at least quarterly and possibly more frequently if needed but must be approved by the Commission.

Applications for the Council are available online at

Applications must be submitted by Wednesday, May 31.

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