Joe Tarica asks why the opposition to the Laetitia development (“Why all the opposition to Laetitia?” Aug. 16).
Traffic: All traffic (estimated 1,000 trips per day not counting construction trucks) will go through narrow, unimproved roads, and there is no commitment from Laetitia to adequately upgrade the roads.
The Los Berros Road and Thompson Avenue southbound offramp is currently poorly designed because of high speeds on Los Berros Road, curves in either direction and a frontage road that enters nearby. There is also a very dangerous “S” curve hill at end of Dana Foothill Road.
Water: Laetitia’s hydrology report was done in 2010 in a wet year prior to our five-year drought. Many local Nipomo wells have either gone dry or the water level has dropped significantly. Laetitia estimates for water usage are very low and unrealistic.
Sewage: A sewage treatment pond will be located downwind from the Laetitia development but upwind of me and my neighbors. No adequate mitigation has been suggested for that.
Emergency exit: The emergency exit from the development is via Laetitia Vineyard Drive directly onto Highway 101 and is extremely dangerous (just watch vineyard workers and wine tasters try to turn south onto Highway 101 if you doubt the danger).
Tarica has not done his homework.