West County Times 9/30/2009

Letter to the Editor
September 30, 2009

The sights, sounds and fragrances of our shoreline and wildlife need to be protected. We need to preserve it for ourselves and for our children — in perpetuity. Once it’s gone, it’s gone forever.

The traffic congestion at the intersection of Central Avenue and Rydin Road is already very frustrating. Further intrusion will permanently destroy our wildlife and views, and pollute our air.

I enjoy Kohl’s. I especially need to shop without going on the freeway (to Hilltop Mall or elsewhere). Instead of bringing more blight to Richmond, Kohl’s could perform community service, as well as exhibit commercial savvy, by redeeming some Richmond property that has previously been blighted. For example, Macdonald Avenue, say around 10th or 8th streets.

There is now sufficient residential development in the area. Residents would be grateful for a Kohl’s in the neighborhood. Kohl’s also would pick up business from Kaiser users.

The development of Macdonald 80 is immensely popular and profitable, I suspect.

In any event, please do not despoil our precious shoreline.

Joan Bartulovich, El Cerrito


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