Friday, April 7
A current concern for some small communities is the threat of being eaten up by larger ones. Dr. Stephen Sigmund and his wife, Shirley, recently wrote a letter to the Paso Robles Press decrying the increasing rise in the population of their hometown of Templeton, CA. In two years, the town has grown 31% to almost 7,000 people. As part of Citizens Concerned for Templeton's Future, they oppose a proposed 1250 acre addition to the town's boundaries. They also opposed a 40 acre development at the Main Street exit. They definitely don't want to become part of South Paso and cease to exist as the small, historical berg they have always been.
My grandfather grew up in Templeton along with a bunch of other Skinners. I'm sure he's going to roll over in his grave (across the freeway from Templeton) when he hears the news.
Let's let Templeton continue to be sleepy, bypassed, and unseen spot on the map that it always has been.