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MARY KNOX, San Clemente

Well, it looks like the City Council elections are off to a smelly start with illegally placed campaign banners on cyclone fences adjacent to weedy/trashed vacant lots without the property owner’s permission.

And, at the last City Council meeting, Steve Knoblock, who is running for reelection, wants the rest of the City Council to support a pro-life resolution, as if we do not have enough local issues that need their undivided attention.

We certainly do not need extremists on either side of the political spectrum or QAnon conspiracists running our city government, as we have enough of that in our national politics.

 Don’t we have more important local city issues such as homelessness, sand replenishment, Caltrans expansion of the 5 Freeway running through our city, and the toll road, which will not go away until TCA is disbanded?

We need consensus on issues that unite us as a community, instead of issues that divide us. While it is early in the City Council election process, I know now who not to vote for!

The only oath I want our City Council to take is the oath to our beloved Constitution, which they are required to take when they are sworn in as councilmembers. Amen!

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