The City Council has appointed a business task force to help the county's oldest community grow economically.
After culling through many applications, the council chose 10 business leaders in the city to come up with plans to improve the city's financial health.
"I was pleased to have so many qualified applicants to choose from," Councilwoman Carolyn Nash said. "Unfortunately, we couldn't select all of them."
The 10-member committee will get busy preparing a report for the council that will include:
* New strategies to retain businesses and corporations in San Juan Capistrano.
* Promotional programs that provide opportunities for the city and business community to become partners in promotions.
* Beautification and other programs to enhance the downtown district and other areas of the city in order to stimulate shopping and tourism.