SUPPORT THIS INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM
The article you’re about to read is from our reporters doing their important work — investigating, researching, and writing their stories. We want to provide informative and inspirational stories that connect you to the people, issues and opportunities within our community. Journalism requires lots of resources. Today, our business model has been interrupted by the pandemic; the vast majority of our advertisers’ businesses have been impacted. That’s why The Capistrano Dispatch is now turning to you for financial support. Learn more about our new Insider’s program here. Thank you.
By Marie Evans, San Juan Capistrano
I was reading your article on the dinosaur and find it amazing that there is so much to say about a 40-foot-long dinosaur.
You might ask, “What does a dinosaur have to do with historic San Juan Capistrano?” Nothing at all. The fact that Ms. Franks has spent thousands of dollars on this case is amazing. She could have saved herself all this by simply going to the city and getting a permit and permission to bring a dinosaur into the Los Rios Historic District. She had to get a permit to open Zoomars, so she knows what the city require permits. Most cities do, but she chose to ignore this simple fact.
This is simply a case of “Do what you want and ask for forgiveness later.” I applaud those on the city council that voted against this dinosaur. If this was allowed to stay, one might ask themselves, “What’s next?”