Keep Summerland a quiet, residential community.
Sets PRECEDENT for the rest of the County (and Summerland) for roof signs.
Operator plans to operate 24/7, while their other locations, not in residential communities, close at 8 or 10pm. Expect increased crime, graffiti, vagrancy, noise & light pollution, and all other issues associated with a 24 hour business.
US101 sees an average 80,000 vehicles pass by Summerland on a daily basis. Narrow streets, no turn lanes, nowhere to divert traffic. Evans NB exit turns left into oncoming traffic traveling south on Lillie. Limited Parking. Speeding. Increased traffic from another 500 + vehicles entering and exiting town daily will only make things worse. Two elementary schools cross Lillie for beach access. No comprehensive traffic studies performed to examine impacts.
Gas stations rank #7 in probable locations for violent crime. Studies indicate off-sale alcohol sales increase violent crime, especially if the store is open 24 hours. A 24 hour gas station selling alcohol in a sleepy, seaside community along of one of the busiest highways in the United States is like drawing moths to flame.
Gas Stations rank #2 in commercial properties that can lower property values. Bad Schools, Strip Clubs, and Funeral Parlors round out the top five.
Vast majority of the 633+/- parcels in Summerland are on a hillside and will be negatively impacted by bright lighting, either through night light pollution or light illuminated directly into their windows.
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