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By R.A. Clark, San Juan Capistrano

I’m aware of the terrible troubles of the San Juan Capistrano City Council. Though I did send money to the “No on Recall” campaign in support of Mayor Sam Allevato, my contribution was not meant to buy his or anyone’s vote, favor or influence. I have no axe to grind or a horse in the race. For me, it was only a matter of principle. The majority of donors and supporters appear to be local, and like all of the local donors, I am a citizen, a taxpayer and a voter.

Mayor Allevato was not guilty of theft or fraud, malfeasance in office or anything illegal that would cause a recall action. Some people just did not like the way he voted on the water issue. Whether you agree or not, that is not a good reason for an expensive, $100,000 recall election.

I am also tired of this petty bickering. Surely, there are more productive and positive things to do that would make San Juan Capistrano a better place to live.

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