Temecula's county supervisor attacked a proposed quarry project today.
After a period of questions during a hearing at the County Administrative Center, supervisors moved on to make their own statements.
Stone used the chance to attack Granite, calling the facts it presented misleading, and many of its arguments "unconscionable.
"Studies do not always end up as planned," he said.
To read about the quarry plan, click here.
He cited the health risks as a major concern. "The biggest health risk to this project is health quality," he said.
He pointed to a group of physicians who opposed the project as evidence.
"Why have over 160 local physicians opposed to this project?" he said.
To read about what the physicians said, click here.
The location of the quarry was another concern, he said. "We get all the impact of the project, Granite gets all the profit and San Diego gets all the product," he said.
The traffic studies were also flawed, he said. "The number of trips has been exaggerated," he said.
To read about the challenges to the traffic studies, click here.
Granite stated 40 of the 90-100 jobs it will generate will be truck-driving jobs, he said.
But the company also stated it will take truck trips off the road, which means fewer truck drivers, which is a conflicting argument, he said.
He supported the Planning Commission's decision. "They don't have to run for office, which liberates them," he said.
Planning commissioners are appointed, supervisors are elected.
"Please support the supervisor who opposes this quarry in his district," he said.