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November 23, 1992 | LEN HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Alex McGeary felt like celebrating. For years, McGeary has fought to make Dana Point look more like the California coastal city it is instead of the Cape Cod village its laws have required. As the first of 440 spindly palm trees began lining Street of the Golden Lantern this fall, he saw it as a sign that the winds of change are blowing in his direction. "Hurray," said McGeary, longtime owner of the Old Dana Point Cafe and Wine Bar and a leader of a downtown merchants group.
Just four days after the state's highest court outlawed a Santa Ana ordinance imposing household occupancy limits lower than the state's, an Orange County Superior Court judge declared Tuesday that a similar Dana Point law was illegal. The ruling by Orange County Superior Judge C. Robert Jameson was a further setback to city lawmakers attempting to limit the number of people who can inhabit a house or apartment, as a way to combat overcrowding.
August 28, 1992 | FRANK MESSINA
Hoping to clear up congestion on residential streets, the City Council adopted an ordinance that places restrictions on recreational vehicle parking. The city law will allow registered RV owners to park in front of their homes for up to 72 hours. The ordinance also gives police the discretion to let visitors park RVs on a residential street for 72 hours. The council and traffic commission had considered several options, including banning RV parking during the early morning hours.
June 6, 1992 | FRANK MESSINA
With seven months left before the state's landscape irrigation law takes effect, city officials are asking for input from landscapers and gardeners on drafting a local ordinance. The city has until Jan. 1 to adopt its own landscape irrigation regulations, otherwise the state statute will take precedence. City officials are asking landscape architects, contractors and maintenance firms to review the city ordinance being developed and to contact city staff with suggestions.
May 30, 1992 | LEN HALL
Skateboarders, roller skaters and bicyclists were banned this week from two more shopping centers. The City Council voted 4 to 1 Tuesday to ban the activities at Doheny Park Plaza, 34320 Pacific Coast Highway, and at Monarch Beach Plaza, 24040 Camino del Avion. The council vote also allocated $100 to put up five signs in each center announcing the new ban. Dana Point Councilwoman Karen Lloreda of Capistrano Beach voted against the ban, as she has done in similar votes on other centers in town.
May 12, 1992 | LEN HALL
In addition to electing two City Council members June 2, city voters will decide on two local measures--one limiting the length of service of City Council members and the other related to offshore oil drilling. If approved, Measure U would limit members of the City Council to two consecutive four-year terms. Under the terms of the ordinance, a council member could sit out for two years, and then serve on the council again. Also on the ballot will be Measure V.
April 23, 1992 | LEN HALL
A Superior Court judge Tuesday denied a Dana Point man's attempt to block enforcement of the city's new housing overcrowding law. Judge Robert Jameson refused to issue a preliminary injunction sought by Robert Slapin, who has sued the city over the law's passage in January. The law is scheduled to take effect Monday.
January 16, 1992 | LEN HALL
A strict new law that will penalize landlords who allow overcrowding was unanimously given preliminary approval by the City Council this week. Along with providing strict guidelines on how many people can live in specific living spaces, the ordinance makes overcrowding a public nuisance, City Atty. Jerry Patterson said.
October 25, 1991 | LEN HALL
A new city law aimed at limiting the number of news racks in public areas of the city was approved unanimously this week by the City Council. The law, scheduled to be adopted Nov. 26 after a city news rack inventory has been completed, limits clusters of news racks to 15 feet in length, or about five racks. Only one cluster would be allowed on each side of the street in any block. Daily and weekly newspapers of general circulation in the city would get first priority under the new law.
October 11, 1991 | LEN HALL
A halfway house that is clinging to existence after a series of battles over city regulations lost its latest scuffle with the City Council this week. The council voted 3 to 2 Tuesday against granting the home's backers a waiver of a $1,900 deposit fee toward a conditional-use permit. City guidelines stipulate that nonprofit groups may be granted such fee waivers. The council voted after listening to an emotional plea in support of the house by R. H.
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