The recent forum on dairies at California State University, Fresno, was well-attended. Fresno County Supervisor Henry Perea was there and other government officials should have been. Basically, the question being asked is: "How many dairies is too many?"
Having heard the very fine presentation, what I would say to our local officials is: Our Valley is a beautiful place. Outside our cities are green fields, blooming orchards, rolling hills. Don't destroy this beauty. Let's have the water healthy, the air clean and the beauty of the countryside fresh and unspoiled.
Protecting the future isn't easy; it requires vision and leadership. Everyday problems can cloud our vision.
Please, look beyond today -- look down the road with vision and leadership.