By Joe Janis, Tricia Mading, Susan Nelson and Jim Laurent, San Clemente
Protect Our Neighborhoods commends Mayor Bob Baker, Mayor Pro Tem Kathy Ward and Council members Tim Brown and Chris Hamm for supporting the residents of San Clemente. Despite intense lobbying from special-interest groups and public attacks on their character, they stood up for San Clemente and voted to regulate transitory lodging uses, including vacation rentals and sober living homes in our residential neighborhoods.
These Council members are now under attack for protecting our neighborhoods from these commercial businesses. In a veiled attempt to remove them from office, a petition is being circulated to redistrict San Clemente. Redistricting will allow only one council member per district and will limit the candidates you can vote for to only those candidates who live in your district. Because of these restrictions, you may have only one candidate to choose from.
We believe the best qualified people should serve on our City Council regardless of their address. Help us stop this blatant political manipulation. Before signing this petition, understand the motivation behind it and the ramifications it carries.
Protect Our Neighborhoods is not motivated by monetary gain. Our sole mission is to preserve the character of our residential neighborhoods and maintain San Clemente’s small-town feel.
For more information, feel free to contact us at www.protectourscneighborhoods.com. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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