A Tipping Point in Dana Point Politics

Dana Point voters’ approval of Measure H over Measure I (by a huge 18% margin) is a watershed moment in recent city politics. The significance of this vote reaches beyond the town center plan. It is a loud “no confidence” vote in the majority city council members: Olvera, Viczorek, Tomlinson and Muller. Dana Point voters … Read more

Dana Point City Staff Proposes Budget Cuts

Dana Point Finance Review Committee

In the bi-annual budget review process, the Dana Point City Council recently asked the city staff to scrub the budget for potential cost cutting opportunities. Given several years of deficit spending, budget discipline is required to stabilize the future prospects for financial stability in Dana Point. In preparation for the June 20th City Council meeting, the … Read more

Town Center Initiative Scheduled for June 7th Election

Thanks to the Initiative effort, Dana Point residents will have the chance they deserve to vote on how they want to see the Town Center developed. The Initiative: Promotes a downtown business district with shops, restaurants and convenient parking needed for their success, per the 2008 Town Center Plan Preserves Dana Point’s village atmosphere and … Read more

Dana Point Town Center Expenditures to Date

USE OF FUNDS – CITY OF DANA POINT Cost Pacific Coast Highway Changes (2013-15) $  8,717,000 Del Prado Changes (2015-16) 7,700,000 Other town Center Streetscape (2011-15) 8,637,000 Eastern Entry Feature (2013) 1,000,000 Roma Design Planning Consulting (2004-10) 567,000 Nelson Nygaard & Fehr & Peers Parking Studies 217,119 Identified City Spending – Town Center $ 26,838,119 USE OF … Read more