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Photos: Quarry Denied

The Board of Supervisors defeated a controversial quarry planned near Temecula.

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors during a meeting today at the County Administrative Center voted to block the planned Liberty Quarry.

Click on the images above to see a photo gallery of the meeting. Click here to read about the vote.

Cheryl Williams February 17, 2012 at 01:20 AM
HOORAY! They got this one right! Liberty get the message, you and your dynamite is NOT! wanted in Temecula. Your few lousy jobs and illegal bussed in paid union people were sickening and meant nothing. The TRUTH, the damage to our environment, the added traffic on our freeways meant everything. SAN DIEGO DOES NOT WANT YOU, NOR DOES TEMECULA. ODD THAT YOU DON'T SEEM TO GET THE MESSAGE. TO MAKE IT CLEARER GET OUT AND DON'T COME BACK!. LET'S KEEP THE BALL ROLLING AND HOPE THIS COUNCIL WILL STOP THE DESTRUCTION OF WINE COUNTRY.
Don February 17, 2012 at 04:20 AM
The truth prevailed
Terry Connolly February 17, 2012 at 04:32 AM
One of your subscribers claims the defeat will save Wine Country?Hello!Wine Country is about 12 miles from the site! Too much emotion and not enough fact.
Kat February 17, 2012 at 06:56 AM
No Terry you are wrong, we are not stupid, we have years of facts, there was too much BS ,,,from Liberty, and lets bet you are not from Rainbow or Temecula
Massimo Spadazzi February 17, 2012 at 04:05 PM
I am honored and proud to have these people at the helm of our beloved city! "Temecula Councilman Mike Naggar and Mayor Chuck Washington embrace as fellow council members Maryann Edwards and Jeff Comerchero celebrate the Riverside County Board of Supervisors' vote against the Liberty Quarry project on Thursday" Finally intelligence prevails!
todd February 17, 2012 at 06:18 PM
Kat, you are right on this one. Our home is directly in the path of westerly winds that come in every afternoon and move over into the wine country, and we are about 10 miles away, too. We don't want to breath the killing dust in the air.
Isabella February 17, 2012 at 08:13 PM
This article is from the LA times: Veteran Inland Empire economist John Husing, a consultant for the mining company, offered a less charitable assessment. He said the influx of upscale housing in Riverside and San Bernardino counties over the last decade coincided with rising opposition to major mines, jails and similar employers — sources of blue-collar jobs in a region where nearly half the workforce has only a high school diploma. "The people who moved out here think of themselves as upper crust,'' Husing said. "And the NIMBY (Not in My Back Yard) attitude is very strong.'' It appears this man is positioning to run for office. Let's remember his name.
Happytemecula resident February 17, 2012 at 08:15 PM
This article is from toda's LA times: Veteran Inland Empire economist John Husing, a consultant for the mining company, offered a less charitable assessment. He said the influx of upscale housing in Riverside and San Bernardino counties over the last decade coincided with rising opposition to major mines, jails and similar employers — sources of blue-collar jobs in a region where nearly half the workforce has only a high school diploma. "The people who moved out here think of themselves as upper crust,'' Husing said. "And the NIMBY (Not in My Back Yard) attitude is very strong.'' It appears this man is positioning to run for office. Let's remember his name.
Paul Jacobs February 17, 2012 at 09:01 PM
John Husing probably helped defeat the quarry with his arrogant, defensive attitude. His economic report was like a game of liar's poker.
Norma Schoedl February 17, 2012 at 10:01 PM
Hello!!!! I live in the "Wine Country" and even though I don't own a winery or have anything to do with WINE! I don't want my lungs polluted! I was born and raised in a mining town, and even after they put in so called pollution restrictions, people are dying left and right from lung disease and cancer and they also live downwind about 10 miles from the mine. These are people in their 40's, 50's that have lived there al thier lives. Facts? Don't know what other facts you want, there were plenty given at the meetings.
The Peacekeeper February 19, 2012 at 04:33 AM
I agree with all the concerned inputs on this thread. If it walks like a duck, looks like a duck, quacks like a duck........well, you know the rest. I WILL DEFINATELY REMEMBER THE NAMES BENOIT & ASHLEY WHEN IT COMES TIME TO VOTE. These scammers had no interest for the betterment of our city, other than Special interest money. "A Nation (city) of sheep breeds a government of wolves"!!!!
Cheryl Williams February 19, 2012 at 04:58 AM
He said the influx of upscale housing in Riverside and San Bernardino counties over the last decade coincided with rising opposition to major mines, jails and similar employers — sources of blue-collar jobs in a region where nearly half the workforce has only a high school diploma. Duh! Yes exactly the point. NIMBY! One of the purposes of becoming EDUCATED is to be able to improve your standard of living and to be able to move to a better area. That's the American dream, YOU GET EDUCATED AND WORK YOUR ASS OFF TO LIVE A BETTER LIFE, THAT'S THE AMERICAN DREAM. Who wants to live by jails, mines, gangs, drug dealers, and what Obama dishes out, etc. Those who choose to have the Government support them then they get what the Government dishes out. Those who believe that Government is the answer are blind to the truth. There is more poverty and less education since America became a WELFARE COUNTRY. THOSE PEOPLE AND THEIR OFF SPRING ARE WORSE OFF THAN EVER THANKS TO THE DAMN LIBERAL SOCIALIST DEMOCRAT PARTY! WAKE UP PEOPLE, ARE YOU REALLY BETTER OFF BEING A PARASITE ON THE AMERICAN TAX PAYERS?
5150 February 19, 2012 at 04:21 PM
Good Job. Granite can go fly a kite

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