Keep Salida safe! No to truck stop/travel center!

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PETITION AGAINST THE PROPOSED GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT AND REZONE APPLICATION NO. PLN2019-0079: CONSTRUCTION OF A TRUCK STOP/TRAVEL PLAZA/GAS STATION AT THE HAMMETT ROAD AND PIRRONE ROAD INTERSECTION IN THE COMMUNITY OF SALIDA, CALIFORNIA

We, the undersigned, strongly oppose the proposed rezoning of the property and believe that the construction of a truck stop/travel plaza/gas station will have a tremendous negative impact not only on the residents of adjacent homes/subdivisions, but on the entire community of Salida, its environment, public health, safety, general welfare, and way of life.  The following are only some of the adverse issues that the proposed plans entail:

·         Increased incidence of crime and decline of safety.  Known activities related to truck stops include theft, illegal drug trade, as well as prostitution/human trafficking.  The already minimal presence of law enforcement in Salida will be ill-equipped to handle a surge in criminal activities.

·         The presence of “four above ground gasoline storage tanks” will be a major fire and explosion hazard.

·         Gas station tank leaks that could lead to water contamination.

·         Air, noise, and light pollution related to the 24 hours, 7 days a week hours of operation

·         Insufficient road infrastructure.  With the proposed plans of rezoning and development, the residential neighborhoods will encounter a dramatic increase in traffic which could lead to an increase in accidents, injuries, and fatalities. 

·         Stanislaus County has a policy of steering development into cities.  The proposed site is an undeveloped agricultural land adjacent to Vizcaya Subdvision, and other residential neighborhoods along Pirrone Road.  The proposed rezoning is not compatible with the surrounding properties.