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David W. Brant, San Clemente

Dear Editor,
I’d like to thank you for your thorough article in the San Clemente Times on the proposed toll road in the Top 5 section on Thursday, Jan. 31.
It revealed how damaging Alternatives 13, 14 and 17 would be to the school district, its parents and students and, indeed, to the entire cities of San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano, if adopted by the Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA).

One thing it did not mention is why the TCA would propose these outrageous options to begin with. One reason is that the TCA’s chief executive officer is paid more per year than the director of Caltrans, the governor of California and, indeed, the president of the United States. His overpaid executives want to hold on to their very lucrative jobs. They feel that if they reject these completely ludicrous alternatives and support one that is only slightly less onerous that the people will go along with them. How wrong they are.

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