I hope all Pismo Beach residents take the time to listen to Shelly Higginbothan, Mary Weiss, and Kris Vardas respond to questions from citizens on Channel 20 from the League of Women Voters at a recent “Meet the Candidates” forum. When these three were asked about keeping Price Canyon free of developers and suburban sprawl, they said they listened to the will of the people. They made it sound like they really cared about what was said for more than two years of overwhelming public comments against Spanish Springs, but they did not say they had changed their minds about the Spanish Springs project.
In reality, as Sheila Blake and Marcia Guthrie pointed out, it took a referendum with more than 1,000 signatures to make them rescind their decision to add hundreds of homes, a hotel, a golf course, etc., to this pristine area. Never doubt that if Higginbotham, Weiss, and Vardas are re-elected, they are still proponents of big development.
Voting yes for Measure H-14 is the only way to guarantee that all citizens may vote their preferences and put the control of public lands and public funds back in the hands of residents.
-- Sherry Richison - Pismo Beach