It isnt surprising that letters favoring Peoples Kitchen continuing in Grover Beach are from individuals residing and working outside Grover Beach. It also isnt surprising these individuals want PK to continue in its Grover Beach location. I would advocate for this too if my business was outside Grover Beach.
The issue surrounding PK appears to be a case of not in my backyard. The question is why doesnt anyone want PK in their backyard? When PK was in my backyard, I had to remove trash, deny panhandlers, and usher smokers away from loitering outside my nonsmoking office daily. I rely on walk-in traffic, and my business suffered. I understand why individuals dont want PK in their backyard. I also understand helping the food-challenged is a blessing. Any of us could find ourselves in need and be grateful for PK. But not in my backyard, right?
PK needs to be accountable to their community, in whatever backyard they reside. This starts with the Grover Beach Council denying PKs permit and holding it accountable for its numerous permit violations and increased police calls at every location where its operated, so that maybe one day, PK will be welcome in someones backyard.