Marvin Dennis, San Clemente
What do the people of San Clemente want? A clean beach? A fast and efficient Fire Department? Solid Sheriff’s protection? Good sewer system? Clean water? Streets without big potholes? Parks where our kids (and adults) can play, exercise or get together with friends?
I think the answer to all these questions is an overwhelming yes.
In one year the city budget will begin to go into the negative. We will be spending more than we anticipate bringing in. The next question is: What do you want to eliminate?
Most likely the answer is “nothing.”
So the spending will stay the same or go up as the revenue declines. Sounds like Washington DC, doesn’t it?
We have a majority on council that has opposed various recent opportunities to bring more revenue into the city. I know they will be working hard as council members. They should understand that most changes and improvements here do not happen over night. I hope they have the vision needed to start now to ensure our services do not substantially deteriorate.