Big Wave Letters: “Not a good fit”
Dear Ms. Leung and the Planning Department,
I, like many others who have recently become aware of what is being proposed, am opposed to the Big Wave Project.
When I was initially presented with this proposal to vote on, or consider, I believed we were voting for a relatively small size facility for the handicapped. But now as I am learning more about this project, after the fact, it appears to be much more than that. The Big Wave project is not a good fit for these small communities as, the infrastructure and demographics can not adequately make it feasible long or short term.
As we saw when Devil’s Slide was closed, Highway One could not support the flow of traffic given the existing number of local residences vehicles needing to use this throughway. I believe estimates have stated it would take and add 4000 more new vehicles, daily, to make the Big Wave Project economically viable which would further stress the fragile transportation routes including the Tunnel and Bridge, thus negating the benefit of having the Tunnel we so longly waited for and need.
While there are many things I could add to support my opposition, such as the unsightliness of the hugh footprints these structures impose on the landscape, and the fact that it lies literally in the flight-path of aircraft that could pose a danger to those occupying the proposed facilities as there is a real and greater risk to them. Lastly, consider the loss of existing tax revenue the County receives from the merchants’ tourists and locals patronage. These merchants would be further stressed when there customers stop doing business with them because of the additional traffic congestion and blight these structures impose in contrast to what is already there and why people enjoy visiting and doing business there.
In closing, this is the wrong project for the wrong area and surrounding communities. Please, use whatever influence you and the Department have to bulldoze this project over and not steamroll it ahead.
Thank you for taking the time to read this. I believe if the local residents and surrounding communities knew what was happening and going to happen if this project moved ahead, your office would be flooded with these similar comments, concerns and criticisms.
Joel A. Colletti
Concerned 11 year Montara Resident & Taxpayer