We deeply appreciate the support from our volunteers and the voters who studied the issues during our grassroots movement, and voted yes on Measure H. Several environmental issues have been brought to light by the campaign, including but not limited to Clean Air/No Idle Zones and the magnitude of the Unocal/Chevron 322-acre oil spill near the proposed Margarita Development.
It is our hope that the voices of all who stood for the integrity of the Damon-Garcia Sports Fields and South Hills Open Space will be a guiding influence to City Council members. Health, safety, and quality of life must be in the forefront of planning for the southern part of a city that has set national standards for protection of clean air.
The less-expensive alternate route for the proposed, developer-driven alignment of Prado Road deserves to be studied with transparency.
Proponents of the initiative are indebted to the continuing encouragement and input from citizens who care about keeping our children healthy and our city beautiful.