MARY KNOX, San Clemente
On that fateful City Council meeting of Aug. 15 when four of our City Councilmembers destroyed representative elections, there was one councilmember who stood up to Sacramento radical left-wing progressives and voted for the people.
Thank you, Steve Knoblock, the true patriot of representative elections.
These four councilmembers voted to eliminate, you the voter, the right to vote for five councilmembers every four years. Now the city will be divided into five districts, and you will have a right to vote for only one councilmember in your district, not five at-large.
Yes, that’s right—only one, not five. This scheme was concocted by the radical far left progressives in Sacramento. In order for this voting requirement to be overturned, San Clemente would have to go to court.
Yes, it will cost money, but this city has fought for its soul before and won. Just a few short years ago, we had a City Council who had a backbone, spine and guts and fought the TCA and many South Orange County cities who demanded that a toll road slice through the heart of our city. And we won.
If the City council can consider the proposed $8 million cost of pickleball courts, they can certainly stand up to the radical left-wing progressives from Sacramento. The real backlash will come when they try to divide Marblehead, Talega, and Rancho San Clemente into two or more districts.