Articles Tagged With ‘Santa Margarita quarry’




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SLO County Supervisors should vote based on facts, not politics

Open letter to the San Luis Obispo Board of Supervisors by Butch Pope Regarding the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors meeting on the Las Pilitas Quarry, it was good to see that some of our supervisors actually read... (Continue reading)

Supervisors vote down Santa Margarita quarry

On a 3-2 vote Tuesday, the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors rejected a Santa Margarita rock quarry proposal, making litigation the only route remaining for two longtime residents of the rural community to continue pursuing their mining plans.... (Continue reading)

Between a rock and a hard place

OPINION By ROBERT WINSLOW, PE I am astounded by the number of intelligent, educated people who have abandoned all sense of rationality when it comes to the Las Pilitas Quarry project. I challenge anyone with a background in engineering or... (Continue reading)

Open letter to SLO County Board of Supervisors

OPINION By GARY KIRKLAND This letter is in regard to the Las Pilitas mine project. Private property rights are a corner stone of a free society in this country. When government tells private property owners what they can and cannot... (Continue reading)

Quarry proposals is a tale of two cities

OPINION By BILL LLOYD County planning staffs review of two quarry proposals is a tale of two cities: Las Pilitas Resources, a small locally-owned quarry proposal that’s been heavily scrutinized by county staff, and the Hanson Quarry expansion, a larger,... (Continue reading)

Is San Luis Obispo County censoring the public?

By KAREN VELIE An Atascadero man who attempted to voice his opinion in an email to a San Luis Obispo County planning commissioner had his correspondence commandeered by planning department staff who determined it to be a “personal attack.” San... (Continue reading)

Santa Margarita quarry points and counterpoints

OPINION By T. KEITH GURNEE With the recent spate of articles and opinion pieces on the proposed Las Pilitas Quarry in CalCoastNews, the responses generated have been interesting to say the least. Now that the applicants are appealing the San... (Continue reading)

Board of Supervisors to rule on Santa Margarita quarry

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors will choose whether or not to let two Santa Margarita residents construct a rock quarry on the outskirts of their town. Project applicants Mike Cole and Steve Souza are... (Continue reading)

No to a Santa Margarita quarry

OPINION By TE KINDERKNECHT Dear San Luis Obispo community, I write in response to the gross misinformation being shelled out. I challenge any of the supporters of the Santa Margarita quarry to post their address, even just their street. I... (Continue reading)

Planning commission rejects Santa Margarita quarry

The San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission has turned down a permit for a proposed rock quarry, which two longtime Santa Margarita residents would like to construct on the outskirts of their town. Mike Cole and Steve Souza are vying... (Continue reading)



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