I am writing in support of the Las Pilitas Resources proposal to open a quarry east of Santa Margarita and in the hope that the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors approves the project Tuesday.
The Las Pilitas Resources project is in an area that has been mining for generations. Located next to a decades-old quarry, Las Pilitas Resources will provide San Luis Obispo County and the Central Coast region with a needed resource to meet our personal and infrastructure needs for years to come.
The impacts of the quarry will be outweighed by the benefits it will provide to our community, including new jobs and infrastructure investments, open-space protections on the property and, most importantly, recirculating dollars locally instead of sending them to large corporations based out of the state and country.
The applicants of Las Pilitas Resources are local business owners and employers and have retained an open-door policy with the community to address questions and concerns. Their continued accessibility and transparency throughout this process should be applauded, and for the greater good of our community, supervisors should approve the Las Pilitas Resources proposal.