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Big Issues on the San Juan City Council Agenda Tonight

There is an important City Council meeting scheduled for tonight in San Juan Capistrano. On the agenda are several items that are generating a lot of resident input and opinion.

First, on the agenda is a two year renewal of the management agreement between the City of San Juan Capistrano and Blenheim Facility Management, LLC [...]

Summary and Status of San Juan Capistrano City Council’s Strategic Priorities

In its summer newsletter, the City of San Juan Capistrano provided a brief summary and update of the City Council’s strategic priorities. We’ve pasted that update below:

image credit: City of San Juan Capistrano

These priorities are also summarized at the City Council’s website on this page. The Council claims that the above priorities [...]

Caltrans and the City of San Juan Capistrano Should Temporarily Connect El Horno Street to Rancho Viejo Road

With construction on the I-5/Ortega Highway interchange project beginning next month, Carmageddon is almost here. Of course, we’ve been warning people since early August with posts such as “Carmageddon Coming to San Juan Capistrano.” To aid local residents and commuters in planning, we’ve described the upcoming road closures and detours, and previewed the construction phases [...]