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Richard Boyer, San Clemente
Over the last decade, San Clemente City Council members are, increasingly, residents representing residents—the way it’s supposed to be. It’s no coincidence that this election season, out-of-town special interests are spending more than ever to attack two such Council members.
Those attacks are a result of Council’s responsiveness to residents’ desires. San Clemente residents want to live in a quality-of-life community, with an emphasis on quality of lifestyle. Council members understand that and have made it their priority.
That’s been a persistent obstruction to outside interests achieving what they covet: the ability to pave over our open space, cram unattractive projects into places they don’t belong and then leave us to choke on the increased traffic.
It’s also the motivation behind the unprecedented number of vicious political hit pieces: If they gain control of Council, the outside interests will disappear with a one-time handsome profit at our lasting expense.
The good news is we can easily prevent that nightmare scenario. Re-elect Robert “Bob” Baker and Chris Hamm.