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SCSQUARED halfArt Cartwright, San Clemente

As you drive to the Outlets at San Clemente, the first thing you see is a large stockpile of dirt, not the mall. I also noticed it was just hydro-seeded. Funny how it wasn’t done during the rainy season for erosion control. Most cities don’t allow stockpiles of that size because of safety, dust or erosion control, especially for this length of time.

Being a longtime resident of San Clemente and living in the Marblehead area, we’ve all had to deal with the construction of the freeway and the mall. But we’ve also had to deal with the constant dust and dirt issues that come with those projects. Every day we have dirt and dust inside and outside at our home.

So whose stockpile is it anyway, the city of San Clemente’s or the developer’s?

Personally, I don’t care about banning freeway signage, but I am tired of breathing and dealing with the dust and dirt every day.


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  • sometimes soils are not stock piles but used to compress and compact soils underneath the pile for future building pads and with the canyon there they probably don’t wish to excavate and recompact just a guess tho (-:

  • I completely agree with this article and your point of argument. The hills of dirt around the outlets are unnecessary and is a hazard for the citizens who live around here. I feel they need to soak the hills with water so the dust does not spray or contaminate our air and it stays wet on the property. I hope the city of San Clemente figures out a way to minimize the dirt hills so we can all enjoy the fresh San Clemente breeze.
    Thank you for listening
    Isaac Rex

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