TODD SINCLAIR, San Clemente
Promises and statements made by city council candidates must have accountability when they are elected. Last election, we elected Dan Bane and Laura Ferguson to city council with their promises to deal with and mitigate the homeless issues in San Clemente.
Since they were elected, dozens of hard-core homeless occupied the North Beach parking lot and then were moved up the hill to a city-owned lot in which nearly 70 homeless occupied this semi-permanent encampment.
I ask you, is this mitigating the homeless issue? An emphatic no!
Now we have their favorite endorsed candidate, Gene James, who states he is against the toll road. If he is so much against the toll road, why is he accepting support from organizations that are supportive of building a toll road right through the heart of San Clemente?
Watch for his endorsements from the Republican Party, the Lincoln Club and our own Chamber of Commerce, whose major financial supporter is the Transportation Corridor Agencies. Even Republicans in San Clemente are being taken for a ride.
Additionally, James’ major San Clemente supporter had a $125,000 contract with the TCA. There is a pattern here of toll road support.
We must have accountability with those candidates who are running for city council, and we need to elect anyone other than a Gene James, who is a puppet for the TCA. Follow the money, folks.