I felt compelled to respond to the viewpoint article written by Chuck Fellows (“Big changes are in the works for A.G. Village,” Thursday). As many of us know, when it comes to implementing change, there are always those who resist it even if it is a change for the better.
Let me state that as the mayor of Arroyo Grande, I know what our beautiful Village means to the community and to those who visit our town. I, along with many other volunteers, work very hard each week on clean-up and beautification projects in and around the Village. We do it because we care and because we want the Village to continue to be a special place. The purpose of this article is to provide you with additional information about what is being proposed:
I would encourage you to attend our city council meeting. I anticipate that a thorough report will be given by our City Manager. You can then objectively decide for yourself as to the merits of this project. I support this project because it is good for our economy and will be a wonderful addition to our historic Village. The vast majority of people I have spoken to within our community who live, work or frequent the Village are supportive of it as well.
Tony Ferrara is the mayor of Arroyo Grande.