Thursday, January 24, 2008

Of State Parks and Toll Roads

I’m off to a meeting this evening about the proposed toll road through San Onofre State Beach, which is in Orange County, California. I’m in northern California, so why am I going to a meeting this evening to learn more about saving a state park in southern California?

1. It’s sponsored by the Sierra Club, which I belong to. The speaker is Mark Massara, Sierra Club Coastal Director.
2. I’m getting uneasy about all the articles I’m reading about toll roads. It looks like our country is letting our public highways and streets deteriorate, replacing them with roads that extract a fee from those who use it. This is appalling.
3. According to Elizabeth Goldstein, President of the California State Parks Foundation, “Approval of the Foothill-South Toll Road through San Onofre State Beach would set a dangerous precedent and put ALL our parks at greater risk...."

If you want to learn more and/or take action, go to Save San Onofre)

(photo: Visit USA)

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