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Beaches, Parks & Recreation Commission

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Dorey, John

  • Departments:Beaches Parks & Recreation
  • Divisions:Beaches, Parks & Recreation Commission
  • Title:Commissioner
  • Phone:(949) 361-8237
  • Email:

My background in local community service: 
V.P. Friends of San Clemente Foundation. 
Chairman Sports Hall of Fame Committee. 
Co-Chairman Friends of San Clemente Golf Tournament. 
Past President of  DeRail the Trail and DeRail the Rail. 
Rail Road Corridor Safety Education Panel and Quiet Zone Task Force. 

My personal statement: 
Retired Sr. Managing Director Investment Banker. 
BS Degree in Business – UC Berkeley

I look forward to contributing to our community with the same dedication I have in the past. I believe my experience with the Friends of San Clemente Foundation has prepared me perfectly for this opportunity. I invite all residents to contact me with any issues that involves the beach or its parks, or other issues handled by the Commission.

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What is the purpose of the Beaches, Parks & Recreation Commission?
The purpose of the Beaches, Parks & Recreation Commission is to (A) act in an advisory capacity to the City Council in all matters pertaining to parks, beaches, recreation, parkways and street trees; (B) consider the annual budget for parks, beaches, recreation, parkways, and street trees during the preparation of the annual budget and make recommendations with respect thereto to the City Council and City Manager; (C) assist in the planning of parks and coordinate recreation programs for the public, promote and stimulate public interests therein, and to that end solicit, to the fullest extent possible, the cooperation of all public and private agencies interested therein; (D) evaluate and review park development plans of the City; and, (E) perform such other duties as may be prescribed by the City Council.

When and where do they meet?
The Beaches, Parks and Recreation Commission meets on the second Tuesdays of each month at City Hall, 100 Avenida Presidio, San Clemente, in the Council Chambers at 6:00 p.m.

How can I present my comments to the Beaches, Parks & Recreation Commission?
The Beaches, Parks and Recreation Commission represents the citizens of San Clemente. Public input is important in its decision-making process for recommendations to the City Council. You may contact the Beaches, Parks and Recreation Commission by mail by writing to City staff or to the Commission directly, by FAX, mail drop box, City e-mail, attending its monthly meeting and speaking by public input section of the agenda.

Who is on the Beaches, Parks & Recreation Commission and how do they get their positions?
The Beaches, Parks and Recreation Commission consists of seven members appointed by the City Council. A two-year term is served. Appointments are staggered, appointing three (3) Commissioners one year and four (4) Commissioners appointed the following year. Appointments expire on June 30 with new appointments commencing on July 1st.

I want to speak at a Beaches, Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting. What do I do?
To speak at a Beaches, Parks and Recreation Commission meeting, complete a form found in the rear of the meeting room and list your name, address, and the topic of interest. You may speak on a topic listed on the agenda or simply speak under public input.

How can I serve on the Beaches, Parks & Recreation Commission?
To become a member of the Beaches, Parks & Recreation Commission, citizens are asked to file an application with the City Clerk, prior to an interview and selection by the City Council. These selections normally occur in June of each year, or at other times when an vacancy on the Commission occurs. For more information on applications for Parks & Recreation Commission please send an email to for more information.

How do I get an agenda or minutes of the Beaches, Parks & Recreation Commission Meetings?
Agenda and minutes are available on the City’s website under the links at left. You may also call (949) 361-8237 or drop by the Beaches, Parks and Recreation Department administration is located at 100 N. Calle Seville, San Clemente, 92672.

Where do I find out more information about the Beaches, Parks & Recreation Commission
You are welcome to e-mail at or call us for more information at (949) 361-8237.