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Brad Malamud, San Clemente

In the Sept. 20-26 edition of the San Clemente Times, Mr. Smith and Ms. Baker hurled personal attacks in their letters to the editor. I prefer to stay with issues. Mr. Smith’s sole argument is “the last lawyer we had on City Council…wanted to pave over Open Space.” Ms. Baker argues “three (council)members…are listening” and district councilmembers will make selfish decisions.

They do not dispute that Talega, RSC, Forster Ranch, Marblehead and North Beach residents have not been represented and that Councilmembers Chris Hamm, Kathy Ward, Tim Brown and former Councilmember Wayne Eggleston do not represent everyone.

If district elections are approved, local communities will elect local councilmembers. You have a choice of neighbor representation. District elections make sense, unless you want the same moneyed interests to retain control of our city.

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  • Folks, would you listen to a crook on how to be rich?

    Then be wary about listening to someone that profits from suing cities repeatedly for his own personal gain on what is best.

    This is really simple. Districting has nullified our voices with the School District and the TCA (aka Toll Road organization.) Doing it at a city level will do the same.

    Ignore the fog and false statements. Here are the facts:
    – There has not been one case of any part of town lacking representation
    – That districting will limit your representation to 1 city council member
    – That districting will limit each voter to only electing 1 person every 4 years. Whereas today they vote to elect half of the city council members every two years.
    – That the people who put the districting on the ballot did so as part of their narrative to be able to exploit San Clemente for their own personal gain.

    In summary, do you want all 5 city council members accountable to your vote? or just 1 of them.

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