We have seen many growth proposals in recent years; however, Salida Now makes sense. The difference is the commitment and vision from many community leaders and longtime residents of Salida. They have invested more than a decade in developing this plan.
The effort is to find what is in the best interest of all Salida residents. They want to address the best solutions to traffic problems and much needed job creation. It's simple, Salida wants its independence to determine its own future. Salida, with a population of 14,000 — larger than some area cities — deserves the right to be independent from Stanislaus County.
Let's give Salida the opportunity to gain its independence and a chance to set a new and higher standards for Stanislaus County. I encourage our Board of Supervisors and citizens to say yes to Salida Now.