A McDonald’s drive-through restaurant is not appropriate for Los Osos.
The Estero Area Plan Update (now the Los Osos Community Plan), written over many years, reflected a different picture of the Los Osos Business Center, a quiet, peaceful walking area. It was put on hold. Meanwhile, can a fast-food drive-through restaurant come to Los Osos and change us forever?
Noise and exhaust of running cars.
Los Osos is a slow, laidback community; McDonald’s will help transform it into just another fast place.
Increased litter in Los Osos and Montaña de Oro. I have seen the results of fastfood packaging when I was involved with highway cleanup.
Adding any new water use before we find out the outcome of the changes in our aquifer doesn’t seem smart. (Saltwater intrusion in our drinking water aquifer; we dewatered millions of gallons to install sewer pipes and pump stations; treated septic-tank water will be in only a few locations; the drought.)
Extra signage and lights will be needed for a drivethrough.
Parking behind Rite-Aid and Vons (near the truck store loading zone).
This item will be heard at the Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday.