I have lived on Dakota Avenue for 40 years and have grown almonds for 30. I have concerns regarding the proposed site for the Salida Almond Hulling Association's new plant. Highway 132 has a reputation for numerous accidents and deaths. Additional truck traffic will create more accidents and fatalities. Why locate a large processing plant on Highway 132? It will bring additional problems such as noise, dust and damage to our roadways.
Good planning is a key element in agriculture and agribusiness. I hope our supervisors will make the right decision.