We the people are the heartbeat of this community and it’s time we take a stand. The very things we pay for have been ripped from our fingertips overnight. We are being forced to pay full price, while getting half of the very things that made us fall in love with where we live in the first place. As I listen to my peers, hearing their everyday struggles, health issues, financial downfalls, the sorrow in their eyes, the struggles they endure everyday; the one common factor we can all agree up on is this; Our community is our sanctuary and we chose this community because of the amenities that allow us to feel safe, enjoy our children outside playing without fear of violence or structural damage, unwind after a long day at the pool or jacuzzi, and relax in peace and quiet on the patio.
A home should be a sanctuary to forget our problems inflicted on us from the outside world for just a short period of time. Our community and the apartment we each occupy is so much more than just a place to rest our head. It’s a place where we get something nowhere else provides, LOVE, HAPPINESS, MENTAL GROWTH, INSPIRATION, FREEDOM, RELAXATION! If you’ve been around me you know i try to have a genuine connection with everyone i cross paths with, leaving an impact that emulates positivity, happiness and “whatever you’re going through will be ok” attitude. The pay it forward movement has started. Neighbors have become family and everyone feels welcomed and accepted! No matter their color, beliefs, occupation, relationship status, background, or anything else..everyone is welcome.
Our kids are growing up together, our summer vacations are spent together, our peers are helping each other in ways I’ve never seen before and our stresses are washed away when we get together. Nonstop laughter, a shoulder to cry on, people to confide in, a random block party to get even the most introverted people talking. Whether it’s BBQing at the pool while our kids laugh and play in the water, gathering together in the clubhouse for a community potluck, getting active and keeping each other accountable at the gym, helping the single mom next door do one of the 5 loads of laundry at the laundry room, helping the local high schooler with homework in the computer room, the list goes on but most of all, letting our kids play outside without fear of harm ... the amenities are so much more than commodities, they’re necessities for peace of mind and happiness.
People who never come outside now look forward to hanging out at the pool, Kids who sit inside all day and play video games now look forward to meeting other kids at the clubhouse, people who work from home get to enjoy the peace and quiet they get from working in the sunshine on their patio, college students who can’t afford to buy their own computer have peace of mind knowing there’s a printer for them to print assignments easily, people who are new to the area are excited and feel welcomed when themselves and their families come hangout, the list goes on and i n. Without us, Lyon and the employees would cease to exist at Capistrano Pointe. We ALL have a voice that deserve to be heard. With recent renovations to our community by Lyon, to “improve” the market value of our complex, many of the very amenities we pay for and depend on have been taken from us. Rents gone up while more and more of what we pay for is taken from us with zero compensation for our losses. Through the summer we have lost the pool, jacuzzi, gym, computer room, clubhouse, some laundry rooms, BBQs, and most of all PEACE OF MIND! I’ve watched the roof edging fall along with rusty nails, toxic debri and heavy metal objects right in front of my eyes with zero precautions set up. That could have been any of us or our children that it fell on. As moms, dads, girlfriends, boyfriends, sisters, brothers, grandmas, grandpas, aunts, uncles, caretakers, legal guardians, and overall good human beings; we work hard day in and day out to provide for ourselves and the very people who depend on us.. We already know that it is hard to work, live and survive in Orange County, California but when what you pay for is not being provided as agreed, concerns are being ignored and living conditions become unsafe, we need to ask ourselves... WHEN IS ENOUGH ENOUGH?
I truly believe that while this construction and any further construction goes on while we are living here, we should be compensated through a rent decrease. We aren’t asking for much, we are just asking to get our monies worth, get what we deserve!
Take a stand with me and sign this petition asking that Lyon Living Capistrano Pointe decrease our rent until all construction that affects our happiness and peace of mind is finished.