Editor, The News:
The application to remove 200 acres of Pelton land from the Agricultural Land Reserve (The News, June 3), if successful, will set a dangerous precedent. It’s not worth the risk when there are alternative commercial/industrial lands already zoned. Food security is of paramount importance – it affects all aspects of our lives and well-being.
We certainly have industrial, commercial and residential needs; this is not the proper place to meet them. This property should remain in the ALR for growing food. It will be such a shame give up this land for other purposes then growing food. It’s like washing your socks with 100-year-old Scotch.