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CITY GUIDE: DANA POINT

Mayor Bill Ossenmacher

Age: 39

Occupation: Owns marketing

service

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First elected: June 1992

Term expires: November 2000

Issues: Revitalize infrastructure, especially in older areas; find fair compromise for proposed Headlands development.

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Councilwoman Ruby L. Netzley

Age: Declined to state

Occupation: Retired businesswoman

First elected: November 1996

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Term expires: November 2000

Issues: Solve land and water issues; preserve open space and parkland.

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Councilwoman Karen Lloreda

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Age: 50

Occupation: Teacher

First elected: June 1990

Term expires: June 1998

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Issues: Keep service levels in line with

tax and revenue available to the city;

find better reuse for the El Toro Marine base.

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Councilwoman Toni Gallagher

Age: 49

Occupation: Security system business owner

First elected: June 1994

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Term expires: June 1998

Issues: Preserve the Headlands natural environment with 76% open space; obtain appraisal for Headlands and determine steps needed to buy part of the land; retain Dana Point’s small beach town quality of life.

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Councilman Harold R. Kaufman

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Age: 55

Occupation: Broker for out-of-court settlements for self-insured companies.

First elected: June 1994

Term expires: June 1998

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Issues: Continue fight for non-aviation use of El Toro Marine base; complete Headlands process; bring civility back to city government.

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Other Key Officials

City manager: John B. Bahorski

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Age: 39

Length in office: Six months

City attorney: Michele Vadon

Age: 45

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Length of office: 10 months

Police services: Provided under contract with Orange County Sheriff’s Department, Lt. Paul Ratchford is chief.

Age: 52

Length of office: Four years

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Fire services: Provided under contract with Orange County Fire Authority.

How to Reach Them

Council meets: 6:30 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays at City Hall, 33282 Golden Lantern.

Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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Phone: (714) 248-9890

Fax: (714) 248-9920

Web site: Effective April 1, https://www.danapoint.org

Factoids

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Population: 36,211

Registered voters: 20,090

Date of incorporation: Jan. 1, 1989

Legislative districts:

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* 48th Congressional

* 73rd State Assembly

* 38th State Senatorial

* 5th Supervisorial

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Operating budget: $14,506,050

Number of employees: 30.5

Highest-paid employee: City manager, $90,000 annual salary

Council compensation: $400 per month

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RESEARCHED BY FRANK MESSINA


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