Louis D’Angelo, San Clemente

Our community is a hub for innovators, entrepreneurs, artisans and leaders. It is one of the most powerful and inspiring facts of life here in San Clemente. I am among the group of small-business owners—or business growers—who are able to live, work, play, thrive and grow my business with San Clemente as a home base.

However, it’s come to my attention that perhaps I have it lucky because I do not need a brick-and-mortar location for my business, and therefore I do not have to deal with expensive and oppressive city oversight. There are too many examples of situations where the city bureaucracy is hyper-focused on enforcing outdated, nit-picky codes and regulations.

The city needs to use its resources of tax base and staff to encourage, support and strengthen in any way possible each and every small growing business. All of the innovators, artists and culture creators that choose to make San Clemente their home ought to be rewarded instead of fined, threatened, shut-down and/or scared off.

I spend as much money as possible here in town to make sure my tax revenue stays local and within the city. I want to see this city supporting the local businesses that make our town unique, beautiful and an all-year destination for seekers of art, passion and culture.

Fellow citizens, please help to support our small-town businesses. I am young and not yet versed in the ways of city politics. If there is anyone out there who can help make a change, please do! Our city needs all the innovators, artists, and leaders, to stay, express themselves and thrive!

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  • your right this city is anti business unless its subsidized furthering its fascism
    anti blue collar laws anti moving sign laws and parking waiver development politics all are very harmful and unevenly enforced and full of exemptions for special interests
    thanks for speaking out

  • Folks,

    Gotta’ love the low business acumen rhetoric here from an admittedly and evidently young person. Interesting that “too many examples” are mentioned and none are cited.

    The facts are that San Clemente is residential community and that brick and mortar is receding because of the changes in the way people today spend today. No amount of money from Federal, State, or Local government will change hard trends relating to consumerism.

    We’ve had enough outsiders meddling with our beach community. Residents need to remember preserve what we still have before it is gone.

    If people want to turn our town into something other than what it is today. Just find a better place to hang your hat and stop trying to ruin our town.

  • it would be nice if my swap meet idea was ok with community development as there would be no judgement like you’ll find on de mar ,,,this would allow a small but stable footing for upstarts or just someone trying to clean out their garage ,,,id be interested in what Louis has to provide ,,,and wish her luck because you just cant rent a place and start ,,,, you have to be circus trained and jump thru many hoops ::::::::::::( -:P

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