Based upon having attended the Sonoma County Planning Commission meeting yesterday regarding the John and Andrea Barella application for a quarry just off Roblar Road in our south county, Press Democrat reporter Brett Wilkison seemed to have accurately captured much of what happened in his story which appeared in today’s paper. However, he did miss one of the funniest lines heard at any public meeting.
Petaluma Vice Mayor David Glass was careful to make clear that his statements during public comment were being made on his own behalf as “a resident and taxpayer of Sonoma County” not in his official capacity. At the conclusion of his succint remarks castigating the proposal about which Quarry Quandary has already made the position of California Commons clear, he said, “if you approve this project there will be no shortage of rocks, because you’d have to have rocks in your head.”
How true! As Citizens Advocating for Roblar Rural Quality and others have made clear, its approval would portend grave consequences for our environment as well as agricultural preservation and open space protection.