Company Holds Meeting to Discuss Granite Quarry

Granite Construction invited the public to talk to the experts in charge of examining its proposed mining project.

A mining company held a meeting to discuss its plan for a granite quarry just south of Temecula.

The meeting went on today from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Temeku Hills Clubhouse. Two more meetings are planned: one from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Eagle Glen golf club at 1800 Eagle Glen Pkwy in Corona and the other from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdayat the Ramona Room at 1501 West Florida St. in Hemet.

The "Liberty Quarry" project aims to put a mile-long open-pit mine in the hills between Temecula and the San Diego County line near the Santa Margarita Ecological Preserve.

Opponents fear the quarry will pollute the air, cause truck traffic and taint the preserve. Proponents believe it will provide jobs, reduce the cost of aggregate and provide tax dollars.

Watch the video to see how the meeting went.

Popeye April 13, 2011 at 05:21 PM
Temecula residents believe this is a bad idea.
Kat April 13, 2011 at 09:00 PM
Who , besides the Quarry big wigs could want this in our community?? really?? people are actually for this? no , think not , oh and no its not just lefties, i may be a lefty, but my husband is not and in fact prob most of T-mec is not, including our city council members and i do believe they are dead against this too, get your facts straight
Jason Schutz April 13, 2011 at 11:27 PM
This will bring much needed jobs to the area.
BST April 14, 2011 at 04:03 AM
at what expense??? The truck traffic is bad NOw, and they are the worst drivers period. That area is already bottlenecked everyday morning and night it will be even worst with this. NO, NO, NO to this. There are jobs available in other areas of this United States, why does So.Calif. have to be the ones that sacrifice everything for the sake of jobs. Please people, everyone moved here, and if they lost their jobs now, they move away just as easy to find work.
deleted April 18, 2011 at 04:11 PM
Jason, just how many jobs will this project bring to this area and who will get these jobs?
Popeye April 22, 2011 at 03:15 PM
Misguided soul, we do not need these type of jobs in our area. Temecula is better than that...
Popeye April 22, 2011 at 03:49 PM
Need to boycott Temeku for catering to these dirt bags
Jp April 28, 2011 at 05:50 AM
Temecula hold your ground. Don't sell out!
Kat April 28, 2011 at 05:58 AM
Jason, Please tell us what jobs it will produce? I'd like to hear, are you mimicking what you have heard from the Q people? If not I would love to know of these magical jobs it will produce and if so, as someone just made note, at what cost?
TVOR April 28, 2011 at 11:26 PM
Money can be more powerful than the voice of the people if too few people speak up. Tell everyone you know who does not want the negative effects of a quarry in our city to speak up and be heard!
Kate Frederick May 02, 2011 at 01:30 AM
Where has all the sanity gone?? How this can actually be considered to be a good idea is beyond anyone's comprehension!! My 70 year old lungs can just feel this pollution as I read about it in this proposal. It's not just the elderly that will suffer from this pollution, there is also the young children and the people with compromised lung problems who will suffer too. If anyone has been listening to the news they have heard about the 9/11 first responders and they lung problems they suffered while helping out on site. Look what happened to their lungs as they spent only days in that polluted air space. Why can't these companies who want to make their home somewhere, go to any unpopulated area and do it. Why do they choose to kill not just property values, but people too? I bought my home in Temecula in 2005 at the top of the (now) collapsed market. I fought tooth and nail not to loose my home and although I am hanging on by a thread, I still have my head above water. If this plant moves into our neighborhood, it is the end of me being able to live there ever again. Go somewhere else. Temecula residents do not need or want your wonderful "jobs" How could the normal citizen go to work every day at this plant of yours, knowing that within months this cast off of all the silt this plant will produce will be killing his or her children, and grandparents. Jobs are scare for sure, but I don't know anyone who wants to pay that price.


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