The blind direction of the Pismo Beach City Council transcends the bounds of human understanding. Apparently, life is too good here, so it needs to “fix it.” We’re referring, of course, to its consideration of several major growth spurts that will have severe impact on our town (e.g. Spanish Springs and the recently aborted Los Robles del Mar.)
We have such a beautiful, serene environment here that it is unconscionable to pursue its destruction by overbuilding, under-resourcing, and traffic-snarling it all up! Do we really need a large hotel and conference center when we already have hotel and conference facilities in Shell Beach, and soon will have a hotel conference center in Grover Beach? Are we really low on hotel space? Do we need hundreds (and possibly thousands) of new homes chewing up our vistas, turning our local roads into parking lots, and siphoning away our precious water and other resources, especially during the current drought?
It troubles us that the Council apparently has no interest in asking its constituents if we really want this explosive growth. Perhaps because its members know what the answer would be — and, for now, ignorance is bliss. Pismonians, let your voices be heard.