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CUSD Trustees Urge SJC City Council to Reject Re-Zoning Application Near San Juan Hills HS

Capistrano Unified School District Trustee Jim Reardon has written an op-ed in the San Juan Capistrano Patch articulating why he and his fellow CUSD Trustees unanimously passed a resolution urging the San Juan Capistrano City Council to reject the zoning change application submitted by the developer of a proposed apartment project near San Juan Hills High School.  Reardon also urges residents to voice their opinion to the City Council if they agree.  According to the article, the proposed zoning change should be denied for two reasons: first, because La Pata cannot handle the existing school traffic plus the additional traffic generated by a 100 unit apartment complex, and second, because building the apartment complex on the property would effectively prevent San Juan Hills from expanding its capacity to absorb priority students from Talega and Rancho Mission Viejo while remaining a receiving school under CUSD’s open enrollment policy.  The issue is obviously more complex than we’ve described, so read the entire article at the Patch.

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