Congressman Mario Diaz Balart specifically cites the reasons for apprehension:
... that the facility would affect property value, traffic, and noise to the area, utility consumption, fire department response times, and their overall quality of life. In addition, the potential site is less than five miles from more than a dozen schools...In addition, he encouraged input from residents:
I would strongly encourage you to seek the input of nearby residents that could be directly impacted by the facility before moving forward on a decision.We Thank the Congressman for standing up for his constituency in this matter. For him to take the time and personally listen to his constituents concerns and act upon them is highly commendable and is appreciated among the community.
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