Dana Point Boaters,
We have news and follow-up to speak about.
Our last advocacy update included a letter we wrote to Thomas Miller, Chief Real Estate Officer for Orange County, and a suggestion for Dana Point Boaters to attend the July 27th Board of Supervisors meeting.
Regarding the letter we wrote to Thomas Miller asking four questions, we got a response to two.
How is the slip rate increase compliant with the Tidelands Act? – No Response
Request for copies of the audited financial statements provided by Dana Point Harbor Partners – Received
Request for a copy of Dana Point Harbor Partners evidence of financing for the harbor's revitalization – Has not yet been received by the County.
Who has oversight over this lease and project, including the status of o RFP NO. 080-C014368-IM (2) for CEO REAL ESTATE OWNER’S REPRESENTATIVE TO THE COUNTY OF ORANGE FOR THE DANA POINT REVITALIZATION PROJECT? – No Response
Could it be that County Executives and Officials don’t really believe Boaters are Voters?
Your Dana Point Boaters Association believes it has a strong legal foundation to oppose the radical slip rate increases in a publicly-owned municipal marina, with clear precedent to support it. Our legal advisor, Attorney Dennis Winters, wrote to Leon Page, County Counsel for the County of Orange, outlining our very compelling position (Click Here). When we hear back from County Counsel, you will be the first to know.
Regarding the Board of Supervisors meeting on July 27th, more than fifteen boaters attended the afternoon session of the meeting to provide comments during the Public Comments section of the agenda. Public comments are usually limited to three minutes per speaker, but on this date, the Board of Supervisors limited comments to one minute per speaker.
While we are patiently waiting for a response, here is a reminder and not an endorsement of the March the Harbor taking place at noon on Saturday, with participants meeting at the Richard Henry Dana statue on the island.
In the meantime, please continue to submit your comments over slip rate increases by Click Here.