Previous developments not to blame

In response to last week’s editorial that said: “Once those (hills) are gone, they never come back, just like the hills that were destroyed and the open space that was eliminated when many of the opponents to Cornerstone moved into their own new homes years ago. The hypocrisy is apparent.”

There is a gigantic difference between a few single family houses and this proposed development of nightmarish proportions.

Some new houses did not bring in thousands upon thousands of additional cars per day, nor will they ever.

Those houses did not block the view of Ladyface or any other mountains, nor did they cause such major traffic issues as to scare local residents regarding evacuations for disasters.

You are not even comparing apples to oranges.

These huge developments are unprecedented and the impact they will have is inconceivable and unconscionable, not to mention irreversible.

Developers do not have the right to do as they wish with their properties if they are infringing on the rights of other people, in this case an entire city. They don’t have the right to build three-story buildings when the ordinance in Agoura Hills is no more than two stories.

These developers will go back from whence they came with all of their new money and laugh all the way to the bank, leaving us with a destroyed city, insurmountable traffic and lowered property values.

Joanne Ventresca
Agoura Hills