Plaza Foods is Missing Again
As I posted yesterday, the approval was expected. I do not anticipate the actual project in my lifetime.
However, I do want to share the following email I sent to the county this morning, because, once again, Plaza Foods is missing.
I'm sharing one of my 9 guest columns in Sac Bee--this one about Murieta Gardens and our invisible supermarket. I'm sharing it because, at last night's hearing, our existing grocery store, Plaza Foods, disappeared. Again.
First of all, the planning director did not mention our existing supermarket (only the county store--which is simply a mini mart) in her presentation about the nearby site location. But even after I got up to clarify, by testifying that we already have a full sized grocery store and shopping center, one commissioner preceded his vote with a short chat about how Murieta does not have a supermarket and, therefore, residents need to travel into town to do even basic grocery shopping. Seriously? The grocery store was still a mystery--even after my testimony? if I seem frustrated, it's because I am. I have to wonder, is anybody downtown listening? Even to testimony?
I just want to make sure staff assigned to Murieta Gardens understand even the most basics about our existing community, before the BOS hearings for the project begin. We Have a supermarket. We have had one for over 20 years. Please, somebody, take note.
If this Sac Bee piece helps, I'm including a link below.
Candy Chand: Sacramento County residents find invisibility isn't so fun