Marvin Dennis, San Clemente
I want to give a big thanks to Lori Donchak and the other Council members who voted to paint five area traffic signal boxes. It seems like such a simple thing but it takes a little vision and a little courage. There’s no way to put a value on these pieces so some bean counters might object. I’ve seen all of them and have to smile every time I pass one by.
Recently the General Plan Advisory completed their work. One element that got a great deal of support was the continuing expansion of art in public spaces. San Clemente has a tremendous pool of artistic talent. Artists are always looking for places to do their work. It’s a perfect fit. The ceramic walls and floors in the two bulb outs on Del Mar are fantastic. Thank you. Thoughtful details on the T-Street Bridge were a nice addition. Tile murals at the Mariposa underpass, paintings at the Pier, sculptures in parks…we have a variety of fine artwork around town. The members of the GPAC determined that we need more. Our council listened, agreed and acted. Thank you.