If myvalleysprings.com had not informed us and the neighbors had not seen big pieces of equipment brought into the quarry, would this project have passed without any public input? It appears so.

I for one am very concerned about the air that we breathe and the water that we drink. My husband was diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and congestive heart failure in 2013. It is a struggle for him to breathe now. What will it be if the asphalt plant is allowed to come into our neighborhood?

Dr. Estoesta, who is my husband’s physician, is very concerned about his patients’ health. Many are elderly and many of them have respiratory problems. He also told us that he is concerned for the children of the community whose lungs have not developed yet.

In 3 1/2 days, Dr. Estoesta collected 100 signatures in opposition to the proposed asphalt plant. He still has the petition in his office. You may go in and sign the petition from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The office is closed from noon to 1 p.m. for lunch.

My husband and I came to Rancho Calaveras from Tracy 15 years ago to get away from the smoke and the fog. Here we have blue skies. I have asked planning commissioners to require an environmental impact report for every project being proposed in our county.

The planning commission will meet July 9 to hear appeals filed by Ford Construction of a staff decision that California Environmental Quality Act review is required before the county can issue an authorization to construct the plant. Commissioners are also expected to formally approve their denial of an appeal by MyValleySprings.com.

Ford Construction wants to move forward without an environmental impact report which would address our concerns.

Please come the July 9 planning commission meeting in the Board of Supervisors Chambers, 891 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas. Let’s fill the board room.

Lora A. Most

Valley Springs


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