KENNETH POCZEKAJ, San Clemente
I want to thank Victor Cabral, San Clemente City Councilmember, for putting public safety first!
Recently, Victor made a successful motion to hire a security firm to be used as a roving deterrent against crime in San Clemente.
We in the North Beach community are living with people gathering and breaking our laws on a regular basis, putting our community in danger. These people routinely break laws until police show up, only to start breaking our laws again once the police leave.
With its two, soon-to-be three, wedding venues, restaurants, and beach, North Beach is one of San Clemente’s most visited entertainment and recreational areas and an important city revenue stream. Safety is important.
With the addition of security patrols, San Clemente will now have security that can be stationed in trouble spots like North Beach for hours vs. minutes, thus deterring lawbreakers from continuing their illegal activities in our community.
The security team will have body cams to record their encounters, helping in the documentation of the people breaking our laws and helping the city to avoid unfounded lawsuits by the lawbreakers.
My thanks go out to Victor Cabral for making the initial motion to hire roving security teams and to our City Council for approving and supporting that motion.