As residents of Pismo Beach since 1985, my wife and I support the Spanish Springs project.
Spanish Springs has been planned for more than 20 years and is not happenstance.
Construction would proceed in planned phases, and project sponsors have agreed to mitigate or re-establish affected oak woodlands.
Two important features are: firstly, the inland road connecting to Price Canyon Road; and secondly, the water treatment plant to reclaim water.
Project information has been reviewed and revised by various organizations, both public and private. In addition, the final environmental impact report is nearly complete.
There are many benefits to Pismo Beach. It will bring jobs, classed as both construction and permanent.
It will bring the water treatment plant. The city has an ample water supply, avoiding rationing during periods of drought.
Schools will benefit, as the development provides fees paid directly to the local school district.
The city will receive improvement and building fees for city operations.
There will be a 150-room hotel, 10,000-square-foot conference center, restaurant and retail space.
The golf course is of great use to residents and visitors, without traveling miles to other courses.
SLO County control of Spanish Springs is not in the best interest of Pismo Beach. The city could well move on to annex Spanish Springs.