Regarding the letter by Craig Dingman (“Real Property Rights,” April 22): What you are saying is that they don’t have the right to develop the property for the Las Pilitas quarry. They do have the right to develop the property that they have invested their money in. Besides, it is zoned for mining. When they open the mine, they will hire local people who will spend their earnings, and there will be taxes paid to San Luis Obispo County.
If you don’t want it to happen, then you buy the property and pay the taxes. And let people trespass on it. Otherwise, do Ihave the right to tell you what color you can paint your house, or what flowers to plant? Does that make sense? As far as traffic goes, you have to have progress. If you don’t have progress, you get stagnation, and from stagnation you get rot.
With another quarry opening, it will also help hold down the price of building materials. And it will keep the money in the county, where it belongs.