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Politics Dominate the Biggest Stories of the Week in San Juan Capistrano

Local news wasn't very lighthearted this week.

Sam Allevato becomes the new mayor of San Juan Capistrano. He last served in 2011. Photo courtesy of Sam Allevato.
Sam Allevato becomes the new mayor of San Juan Capistrano. He last served in 2011. Photo courtesy of Sam Allevato.

Stories about San Juan Capistrano city politics were the biggest and most-read stories of the week.

Capturing readers’ attention the most was the changing of the guard when Mayor John Taylor passed off the gavel to Mayor Sam Allevato. The three-person council majority has been rotating the honorary position among themselves since they formed a threesome, when Taylor and Councilman Larry Kramer were first elected in 2010.

The week started out with details on the mailer we all got just before the Thanksgiving holiday, targeting supporters of the attempt to recall Allevato, with an especially unflattering picture of recall leader Clint Worthington.

Readers were also interested in how much it will cost to maintain a new city park now under construction and why a new beer pub had to be declared a public necessity.

Take a look back and click on the headlines for more best-read stories this week.

Councilman Sam Allevato New San Juan Capistrano Mayor

Mailer Puts San Juan Capistrano Back into Election Mode

Reata Park Could Eventually Cost $300K a Year to Maintain

A Pub Too Many in San Juan Capistrano?

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Donna Fleming December 08, 2013 at 06:24 PM
Don't know what Allevato is smiling about. Moody's down graded SJC credit score. The mayor is being recalled. The water rates in SJC are illegal and the city owes the residents back overbilling. The city council bought a park in 2010 in Mission Viejo and annexed it to San Juan Capistrano. It is slated to be an events park. It will cost about 30,000 a year to maintain the park. The contract was negotiated by the ciry council behind closed doors. Trashy flyers are being printed and mailed to residents about the recall and the law suits. Too many to list. We need better stewardship of our town.

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