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Letter to the Editor: Dana Point Harbor Docks to Finally Get Attention

posted: 1/3/2013
Editor:            

Finally.            

That’s all I can say about your article “Dana Point Marina Revamp Gets Supervisors’ Approval,” in the Dec. 21-Jan. 3 issue.     

It seems to me that the plan to renovate Dana Point Harbor has taken forever, has been protested over just about anything anyone could find to argue over, and has focused far too much on the shore buildings instead of the basic boating facilities we need to update and improve. And since 1997, the harbor plan has gone through more re-incarnations than one of the undead on “Dark Shadows.”    

At last, the Orange County Supervisors have given their OK to a plan that will put the focus on reconstructing and replacing the old docks that have been here seemingly forever.    

Construction is supposed to take up to 12 years -- so, I guess I shouldn’t be counting my chickens before they hatch -- but we have waited far longer than that to get our harbor’s docks brought up to date. And I’m glad we can now finally see light at the end of a very long “planning” tunnel.

Dan Westbrook

Dana Point

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