Supervisor Dick Monteith was quoted as saying he has heard little dissent from the West Side about the proposed West Park industrial project.
If that is so, then he hasn't been listening. The 960-plus members of WS-PACE.org, many of whom reside on the West Side, are strongly opposed to the project being touted by Gerry Kamilos.
Our organization favors development of the 1,527-acre former air facility, but not as a gigantic rail yard with trains running down the West Side, a thousand or more trucks a day hauling away imported merchandise, a projected 141,000 vehicle trips a day on and off the property, no small amount of pollution, millions of public dollars spent on road construction, and loss of prime farmland.
Two-and-a-half square miles of industry ought to be enough at Crows Landing, especially with some 5,000 acres presently available in Stanislaus County cities, where jobs ought to be located.