Granite Construction’s Liberty Quarry could mean millions for California
The contributions Liberty Quarry would make are significant when compared to the $309 million it costs California to fund its entire Department of Child Support Services for the 2010-2011 fiscal year, according to the governor’s May revise budget numbers.
“I can’t think of a better time than now for this quarry,” said Karie Reuther, director of community relations for Liberty Quarry, also in a written statement. “This will provide jobs and tax revenue for Southern California at a time when both are in such short supply that nothing is safe anymore.”
The proposed Liberty Quarry would be located north of San Diego off the I-15. This quarry would benefit the entire southwest region by generating building materials that are in short supply for needed infrastructure projects.
By producing materials locally, Liberty Quarry also would remove about 16.5 million vehicle miles of travel from local roads and freeways, bringing with it a projected highway maintenance savings of $5.3 million per year.
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