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Elect Debra Lewis to Dana Point City Council 2016

Transparency & Fiscal Responsibility Continues – Maximum Contract Period Policy

By Debra Lewis | Feb 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Fiscal responsibility requires the City’s contracting officers and/or the City Council be frugal and vigilant when spending the taxpayers’ money. This is particularly important when a contract includes a clause that automatically escalates the cost to the City after specified periods during the life of the contract. The purpose of this Ordinance is to ensure…

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TRANSPARENT & INDEPENDENT? LOOK TO CANDIDATE’S DONOR LIST!

By Debra Lewis | Nov 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

Item 5, page 3 of the 11/4 DP Times caught my eye. “City Council Candidates File Second Round of Campaign Finances.”  Michelle Brough lists many corporations and other entities.  Makes you wonder. What do these donors expect in  return? On the other hand, Penny Maynard’s filing is significant for what it does NOT tell you.…

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Dana Point: We The $$$$

By debralewis2016 | Sep 24, 2016 | 0 Comments
Princeton Confirms Money Runs Politics in Dana Point

More than any other election, local elections impact your day to day life. Local elections hit you where you live. Here’s the bad news — local elections are much CHEAPER to influence. Super PACS are now having a BIG impact on local government. $710 is the individual donation limit in Dana Point. But with a…

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We the $$$$

By Debra Lewis | Sep 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

More than any other election, local elections impact your day to day life.  Local elections hit you where you live. Here’s the bad news — local elections are much CHEAPER to influence. Super PACS are now having a BIG impact on local government. $710 is the individual donation limit in Dana Point.  But with a…

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Dana Point Short Term Rentals Council Vote 6-Sep-2016

By debralewis2016 | Sep 10, 2016 | 0 Comments
Dana Point Short Term Rentals

Don’t sign a contract until you fully understand it. Don’t cast a vote on the most important, far reaching city issue based upon an educated guess. Seems obvious doesn’t it? Tuesday’s vote on the Short Term Rental ordinance says otherwise. The 3-2 split was caused almost entirely by the ambiguity of 11 words in the…

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