Letter to the Editor

Who will come?

Pismo BeachJune 13, 2013 

Pismo Beach has already approved 21 residential and commercial projects, not including Los Robles Del Mar’s 312 residential units in litigation, Pismo Ranch’s 258 housing units, 178-room lodge, conference center and retail center in the EIR preparation stage and a proposed 105-room hotelrestaurant with 47 residences and a 35-unit apartment complex.

With a declining population, if Spanish Springs is built, who will come? Residents who wish to live and recreate next to the PXP oil and gas facility, which is drilling an additional 350 wells, while waiting for the hydrogen sulfide alarms to sound? Overflow from Grover Beach’s convention center? Golfers lured from championship courses to a “state-of-the-art” nine-hole course or maybe shoppers willing to fight the traffic congestion on Price Canyon Road?

Water, traffic, evacuation and public safety resources have not been adequately mitigated or even addressed for this project. The city cannot deliberate this project with eyes wide open until all approved and proposed projects are evaluated in their entirety as true master planning should be done.

On June 18, ask our City Council to step back and re-evaluate the collective impacts of all projects, approved and proposed, on city services and residents.

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