We feel compelled to denounce the proposed Resolution 8547, intended to amend Special Use Permit 3546 of 1956, with respect to the quarry in the foothills. This resolution, in our assessment, not only is poorly written (and) contradictory but it appears, in practically every section, the city is offering more leeway to Azusa Rock Co.
It is (our) opinion that our council is totally ignoring its Planning Commission's unanimous recommendation to revoke Azusa Rock's permit and the overwhelming desire of Azusa residents to stop the destruction of our mountain, but instead is giving away one of our community treasures.
The initial special-use permit is specific and at least has some teeth in it, and (the) council has the power to revoke Azusa Rock's permit if they are in violation of any one of their conditions. Azusa Rock has been in violation of many of their conditions, so testimony reveals, and for years.
The use permit can be revoked, also, if council finds the operation "detrimental to the public health or safety," which council does declare, as stated in the proposed resolution in Section 2, paragraph F.