San Clemente, CA City Council to Vote On Leaving County Toll Road Agency

San Clemente officials are set to vote Tuesday on officially leaving Orange County’s toll road agency after years of debate and lawsuits, but it remains unclear if this is an end to the fighting or simply a new chapter with more litigation to come.

City council members started the discussions to exit earlier this year, hosting multiple meetings discussing their disapproval of the agency’s handling of the 241 freeway extension. The proposed plans for that extension would have cut through San Clemente land the city zoned as open space.