Letter to the Editor: City, Please Return Fees

Earle McNeil, San Clemente

In May of 1994, we sent a check for more than $18,000 to the city of San Clemente for building permits, fees, etc.

Included in that amount was $1,500 allocated for beach parking. I find that the city had a fiduciary responsibility to all of us to use the funds for the purpose intended in a timely manner. To wait more than 20 years until the price for land had increased, when you had a fiduciary responsibility, borders on criminal negligence. It also seems unfair to drop the fee to $750 in later years when we have paid $1,500 for nothing in the meantime.

I will also mention that included in the check sent to the city was an amount of $2,399 for the Foothill/Eastern Area toll road. If you do not plan to build the toll road through San Clemente, please return the fee.

I am instructing the city of San Clemente to return to me the following:

$1,500 plus interest from May 31, 1994 and $2,399 plus interest from May 31, 1994.

One Response to “Letter to the Editor: City, Please Return Fees”

  1. Thomas
    February 5, 2014 at 8:35 pm #

    Agreed

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