It seems hard to believe but we celebrated our one year anniversary last month of publishing Capistrano Common Sense! So many of you have contacted us and thanked us for bringing so many vital community issues to your attention and we appreciate your comments. Of course, there are also a few naysayers, as well.
Most recently former Council Member Mark Nielsen criticized us for being negative and not offering actual practical solutions. This is simply not true. We have offered many positive solutions to the challenges our City faces. Here are a few of those: stop spending what we don’t have, stop borrowing and increasing our debt load, stop contributing 100% medical for City employees AND their dependents, stop contributing 100% of employee retirement contributions, stop spending hundreds of thousands of dollars a year on social engineering, enforce our laws and codes across the board--don’t pick and choose which and for whom. Just as the message was sent loud and clear last November on a national level, it’s time for our City to reduce the size of government, stick to the basics and allow private enterprise to flourish. Government isn’t the solution to our problems and many times it is the problem itself.