Council Majority Gives MemorialCare Official Go-Ahead to Build Mixed-Use Development

The San Clemente City Council approved an ordinance on second reading that will allow MemorialCare to build a mixed-use development on its former hospital site. The council’s formal approval comes as members of the community have lobbed unfounded claims that Mayor Pro Tem Chris Duncan violated ethics rules by holding improper discussions with MemorialCare—allegations that both Duncan and the medical group dispute.