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San Clemente Times 

On Friday, July 21, the city of San Clemente released a notice regarding the refund process of the Beach Parking Impact Fees (BPIF) to eligible homeowners in San Clemente.

The Beach Parking Impact Fund was created years ago as a way for the city to establish more parking in parts of San Clemente. But after it had sat practically dormant, a lawsuit was filed against the city for not using the funds for the parking, and the California state court system deemed the city would have to return the fees to respective homeowners as well as pay for the attorney fees of the litigants.

“As of July 21, 2017, the Beach Parking Impact Fee refund process is well underway and we have been able to successfully refund 3,514 property holders that are eligible,” a statement from the city read. “Currently, BNY Mellon has an estimated 545 submittals that are not in good order and BNY Mellon are actively working with the property holders to remedy.”

Of those submittals not in “good order,” the city stated BNY Mellon, the firm handling the refunds, will have to contact the homeowners directly.

People who have not received their refund may have filled out W-9 paperwork incorrectly, according to the city’s statement.

“Due to the complexity of each submittal, BNY Mellon is working meticulously with each eligible property holder to assist in submitting a complete refund packet,” the city stated. “This attention takes time; we ask for your patience while these issues are worked out.”

Documentation related to the lawsuit, homeowner’s fees that are due and more information is available at under the Latest News tab.

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  • after failing to build beach parking at the pier bowl wynn eggleson the DBA and the historical society launched campaigns to divert and redirect 11 million dollars in beach parking funds for themselves ,,,,, resulting in the funds deliberate loss threw legal wrangling jaded studies ,, and poor and or no reports from the cities legal counsel ,, now this same ex council person who took away parking spaces from blue collar family men and woman simply because they possessed a ladder on their trucks or carry a lawn mower to earn a living . Is now trying to change ownership of our last remaining beach parking for his cronies friends and their profit , thus obstructing future commuter centers , beach goers , outdoor venues , community plazas or parks and or beach trail extensions ect

    id like to point out that i invested my life’s savings here in peaceful san clemente hoping not to be upset or disturbed by drunken concert goers , traffic or purveyors of blight that can self park or have previously maintained or developed their own property , the Miramar theater

    the miramar 92 parking waivers ( THEFT ) is no less than strong arm extortion by purveyors of blight and the greedy . A much less dense project with much less impact on the adjoining neighborhood and beach parking is preferred by residents and beach goers ,,, then the release of 400 plus drunken concert goers ( the miramar plan ) all at once into our adjoining neighborhoods and city streets
    leave our community’s beach parking alone

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