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Terri Hunt, San Clemente
To the San Clemente City Council,
As a resident of San Clemente since 1955, I think I have earned the right to speak to the issue of permitting a “sex shop” to park itself in our city.
We have all worked for many years in many different ways to promote the benefits of our city. The downtown area has struggled for years to find a following in order to compete with the malls and other shopping venues. I think we have done a great job encouraging new boutique shops and cool restaurants, antique shops etc.
And now you want to allow Intimate Obsessions to park itself in the middle of all the good we have done to upgrade our image? Come on. Pizza Port is the destination for all our kids and grandkids after sports. Sonny’s is not far down from there. And not to mention the Presbyterian Church and preschool, what are you thinking?
Let’s be real. You know as well as I do that the minute you give them (Intimate Obsessions) a license, the 15 percent will become 20, then 30 then 50 and then who knows.
You give voice to us on the toll road, North Beach, Shorecliffs, why not give us a voice on this? After all, the toll road and North Beach and Shorecliffs are nothing more that dirt and concrete. Intimate Obsessions goes to the core of who we are as a city. What do we want to be known for, a beautiful seaside village where we can walk our streets and feel proud, or a city where we have to make excuses for the trash that is thrown in between the treasure? Please, give us a chance to make our voices heard.