Lon Uso, Former Mayor, San Juan Capistrano
First, I want to thank Dr. Byrnes for his service to San Juan Capistrano, twice. He is a good and decent man that I have always considered a friend and a wise advisor, even when we had our political differences.
A very important lesson that I learned while serving on the City Council is that solutions to problems, real or imagined, often become impossible to resolve once elected. These are generally due to the fact that you may not understand all of the issues involved in those problems or the many bureaucratic obstacles that can get in the way of implementing your solutions which you were unaware of before being seated.
I am still pulling shrapnel from my behind from all the grenades launched from the podium, many of them concerning the price of water. A regular grenadier on that subject was newly seated council member John Perry.
Today, Councilman Perry sits on a council on which he is in the great majority with all the authority to make those changes he insisted other councils should make in order to bring down your water rates.
I now wish Mr. Perry and his council all the luck in the world in delivering all that they promised you they would accomplish if elected. I am particularly looking forward to watching your water rates plummet as Mr. Perry’s policies take hold.