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Reeve's Open-Carry Proposal Heads to Council Tuesday

The San Juan Capistrano City Council meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday in City Hall, 32400 Paseo Adelanto.

Whether unloaded, unconcealed guns should be allowed in San Juan Capistrano's parks will be discussed Tuesday evening by the City Council.

Councilman Derek Reeve, an attorney and political science instructor, contends that an open-carry policy would make San Juan Capistrano safer. Even though state law requires so-called “open-and-carry” guns to be unloaded, ammunition could be loaded and ready to use within seconds.

The council will also hold a hearing for residents to comment on a report that outlines the condition of the city's water supply and predictions for future demand. San Juan, which operates its own water utilities, is forecasting that it will pump out 23 percent more water from its than in years past.

The Urban Water Management Plan also has San Juan working with neighboring water agencies to tap their recycled water supplies. Click here to view the report.

When it convenes as the governing board for the San Juan Capistrano Community Redevelopment Agency, the council will receive an update from city staffers about the Legislature's decision to restructure or eliminate each redevelopment agency in California.

The San Juan Capistrano City Council meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday in City Hall, 32400 Paseo Adelanto.

To view Tuesday's agenda in its entirety, visit the city's website here.

Correction/Clarification: An earlier version of this article described Reeve as a professor. He teaches part time in the history department at Concordia University and is an associate faculty member at Saddleback College.

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