This letter is in response to the letter from Chuck Mobley of May 2 in reference to R. Holzman's letter of April 23 regarding the Imperial Sand Dunes and Bureau of Land Management's plans to control access to recreation and to protect wilderness areas out there.
I am responding only to the argument made that the "economy of the Imperial Valley will suffer tremendously with the closing of more recreational use of the ISDRA."
We hear that argument and, no doubt, some of that is true. One of the questions I have is this: how much of this money (profit) is staying in the county and how much is going to corporate headquarters somewhere else? I don't think enough credit is given here to local and Mexicali customers who contribute every day, every week, every month to keep our economy going. Must we depend on holiday income or find ways to survive instead of destroying to survive?