Councilmember wrote this in response to an email from Santee Patch asking for comment about the Quail Brush Power Generation Project (see the ):
I would tell Cogentrix, SDG&E and Goldman Sachs to consider the following:
I would share with them that residents are not willing to take a loss on their property values so a multi-million dollar company can make money. In other words, corporate profits should not be the criteria for sight selection.
I would ask them to reveal the impacts of such a facility operating 100% of the time, as I am having a hard time believing it will only operate part time.
I would ask them why the only place in San Diego County this facility can be is in a regional park.
I would tell them that cumulative effect from the landfill, the methane plant, the highway, and this facility, leads many to believe the health of surrounding residents are at risk.
I would remind them that this is a regional park designed for wildlife as well as the people of San Diego County. Why do they feel a noisy power plant is compatible with the surrounding area.
Finally, I would state that I very much understand the need for additional energy facilities and I am sure a location that doesn’t negatively impact the people it is designed to serve can be found in the county.