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GINETTE WATSON, San Clemente

Now that Councilmembers James, Knoblock, and Ferguson have achieved their aim of having San Clemente declared a Second Amendment Freedom City, can they finally turn their attention to the problems of the city? 

How long have they been on the city council, and what have they done to address the homeless problem, the filthy sidewalks on Del Mar and El Camino Real (the city was beautified years ago with tiled sidewalks and commemorative benches, which have unfortunately not been maintained)?

And now there is the looming Amazon Distribution Center, the growth in graffiti in the city and on the rocks by the train tracks, which are just a few concerns that have people worried.  

I hope that being declared a Second Amendment Freedom City will help solve these problems, but solutions to big problems are usually not that easy. 

I hope that that was not the only goal of Mr. James, Knoblock, and Ms. Ferguson. They campaigned on solving local issues. I haven’t seen any improvement on those issues. 

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