Welcome to Save Dana Point

Save Dana Point’s mission is to encourage resident participation in the critical issues facing Dana Point.

- Informed -

It is important for Dana Point residents to stay informed about the many urgent issues that the City Council or the Planning Commission will need to address in upcoming meetings. These are the major concerns:

  • Hiring of a new City Manager
  • City finances: revenue, expenditures, ongoing litigation costs
  • Planning Commission: new major developments, parking issues
  • Police services: priorities, costs, neighborhood patrols
  • Doheny Village project
  • Short Term Rentals: Ordinance 5.38, code enforcement
  • Community communications to improve transparency: plans, actions, results

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Latest News

Dana Point Finance Review Committee

Dana Point Finance Review Committee is Established

ESTABLISHMENT OF FINANCE REVIEW COMMITTEE PROTECTING DANA POINT’S FINANCIAL FUTURE Recently, the City Council established an independent Finance Review Committee.  The city’s financial reporting is very complex often comprising hundreds of pages, as the picture shows. The Council should welcome and encourage input from the Committee.  More information will enable the Council to make the … Read more…

Dana Point Planning Commission 2017

Two New Planning Commissioners to be Appointed 2017

THE POWER OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION The Dana Point City Council will soon be appointing two new Planning Commissioners to join the three whose terms will not expire until 2019. These Commissioners have the power to approve or deny projects developers submit to them, including decisions on parking, variances or other possible concessions. The future … Read more…

Dana Point Paul Wyatt

Doheny Village Plan, Form-Based Codes and Expectations

When asked recently by the Dana Point Times to list my priorities as a new member of the City Council, I put “building trust between the City and its residents and businesses” at the top of the list. Building trust requires open, honest communication and realistic expectations. In the first Council’s Corner, Mayor Lewis wrote, … Read more…

Dana Point Mayor Debra Lewis

Council’s Corner: A Note from Dana Point’s New Mayor

Hello and Happy New Year! I am very excited to be starting 2017 as a new City Council member and your new Mayor. It is in that same spirit that I asked the Dana Point Times to try something new with the City Council. Matt Cortina, the Group Managing Editor, and Kristina Pritchett, the Dana … Read more…

Dana Point City Council Rescinds Short Term Rental Ordinances

SHORT TERM RENTAL NEWS The Referendum to reject the Short Term Rental Ordinance passed by the City Council received over 3,950 signatures of Dana Point registered voters, when only approximately 2,100 were required.  After certification by the Orange County Registrar of Voters, the City Council then had to either rescind the Ordinance or submit it … Read more…

Congratulations To The Residents Of Dana Point

Paul Wyatt and Debra Lewis were elected to the Dana Point City Council by impressive margins. The following results were reported by the Orange County Registrar of Voters as of 5:11 PM on November 11, 2016: 2016 Dana Point Results Debra Lewis 31.4% 7,878 votes Paul Wyatt 30.5% 7,544 votes Michelle Brough 22.4% 5,653 votes … Read more…

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