The City Council made it clear that it planned to approve a resolution listing complaints about San Onofre's operation and concerns about its future, but that didn't keep the public from expressing opinions.
Speakers came from San Clemente, Washington, D.C., Mission Viejo and Laguna to Tuesday's meeting, where they castigated Southern California Edison for its management of the nuclear power plant and the nuclear industry in general.
They complimented the city for its proposed resolution, which demands that Edison not restart its San Onofre generators unless it completes a transparent public process regarding their replacement, and they commended the city for telling Edison it shouldn't make customers pay for its mistakes. The resolution also called for a review of the financial status and viability of San Onofre.
"We have done without San Onofre for seven months," said Laguna Beach resident Theresa Cordova, one of the 15 speakers. "We don't need it. Just turn off the air conditioners and open windows."