The May 12 letter to the editor by Mr. L. Colamarino (“Be mindful of Debbie Arnold’s vote on Las Pilitas,” May 12) was interesting. Mr. C. is unaware that the “winding two-lane road” he refers to is actually a state highway and was there long before city people decided they wanted to move out to the country and enjoy some acreage.
To say that the “quarry offers no promise of community benefit” boggles the mind. The quarry project would have created jobs, which are badly needed in this county. Also, it provides much-needed materials for local builders, flooring companies, etc. The material will now have to come from afar and cost the consumer much more money, resulting house buyers being priced out of the market.
As to safety, I have seen cars at any given time of day going much faster down that highway than a very large truck would be able to travel.
Debbie Arnold is one of the most caring people I know, and to say she “betrays” the citizens of Santa Margarita is outrageous! Santa Margarita is a better place to live because of Debbie Arnold and what she brings as a supervisor to San Luis Obispo County.
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S.C. Tannler, Morro Bay