Why has the Agri-Business committee of Paso Robles made it more difficult for Cambrians to attend the annual Agri-Business Tour? These tours provide an historical and current prospective of agriculture’s role in SLO County. Virtually all Cambrians who attend are seniors and are uncomfortable driving home on Highway 46 when fog can make the drive more difficult after a full day that includes a final stop at a winery.
For years, buses have been sent to Cambria to drive us to Paso Robles, where the tour begins and ends. Cambrians pay extra money for this service. When the economy was doing poorly and tickets were not selling fast, a second bus was provided to fill the tour.
This year Mike Ryan, designated spokesperson for the committee, said no bus would be coming to Cambria. It was obvious to us that the committee wanted more Paso Roblans to attend, especially with the tour’s increased popularity over the years.
It just does not make sense for Cambrians to drive to Paso Robles when the bus is more economically and environmentally effective, and just might eliminate a potential car accident after a full day out for seniors. Shame on Mike Ryan and his committee for their selfish approach.