As a Templeton resident who read the four-day series of articles relating to the proposed psychiatric hospital, I’ve noted the recurring choice to show pictures of the proposed site taken from the exact same position thereby attempting to (minimize?) the fact that the site is several hundred yards directly in front of Vineyard Creek where 41 new homes are to be built.
I also wonder why it hasn’t been mentioned that there is exactly one single sidewalk / “cattle chute” that allows pedestrians access between East Templeton and West Templeton on Las Tablas Road, with the only other nearest pedestrian access between east and west Templeton 1.07 miles away. (But all released patients will have a ride home, right?)
Let’s talk facts about several similarly-sized psychiatric care facilities found in California cities and counties.
Sonoma County population: 493,285
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Santa Rosa population: 174,170
San Diego County population: 3.3 million
San Diego population: 1.3 million
Ventura County population: 846,178
Ventura population: 106,433
Alameda County population: 1.579 million
Now, let’s look at Templeton:
San Luis Obispo County population: 276,443
What’s wrong with this picture? Why is this project even being considered in Templeton?
Jeri Luther, Templeton