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Dana Point Times Publishes Candidate Positions on Two Important Questions

If you are following Dana Point politics, there is a vibrant City Council race going on over there.  Among the most pressing issues are the city’s town center and Lantern District projects, the Doheny Village development and the Dana Point Harbor revitalization project.  The Dana Point Times posed the first two of five questions to the candidates and published their answers.  Those two questions are:

Question One: What are a few of the most important issues the city is currently facing—not including Town Center/Lantern District, Doheny Village and Harbor revitalization—and  how would you address them?

Question Two: With major development projects in the city either underway or being considered—Town Center/Lantern District, Doheny Village and Harbor revitalization—and the strong opinions about them being voice by the public and the sitting City Council, which project(s) are of the greatest concern to you? As a council member, how would you balance the desire to add responsible developments with the need to preserve the city’s character?

There are nine candidates running for three open seats on the five-member council.  All three seats are being vacated by the current incumbents, including Mayor Lisa Bartlett (who running for the Fifth District Supervisor), Bill Brough (who is running for State Assembly) and Steven Weinberg (who is being termed out).  The nine candidates are: Alan Wickstrom, Chuck Rathbone,  Harold Kaufman, Jody Payne, Joe Muller, John Tomlinson, Nancy Jenkins, Richard Viczorek and Ryan Divel.

The candidates all responded to the initial two questions and their answers are available here.  The Dana Point Times will publish the answers to the remaining questions weekly through the end of October.

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