Regarding your June 20 story, "Neighbors Fear Quality Will Turn Mountain Into Just a Molehill," Robert Pankey and Hal Jensen of Palomar Grading & Paving, sound like politicians trying to sell a pork-barrel project to their unsuspecting constituents. There's the touch of a snake-oil salesman.
First of all, if you believe that Jensen will reduce the price of the rock because of the easy access to the freeway, then you'll buy anything from anybody. Rock is sold for a base price. And the easy access only profits one person, Jensen. His altruistic attitude doesn't wash. Even if he did lower the price of the rock, which no one believes, it would probably save each resident of California one-tenth of a cent a year.