WE LOST 3 to 2

Monday, Sept. 12, 7:30 p.m.

Tonight the Madera County Board of Supervisors voted to approve the Austin Quarry project, ignoring hundreds of residents who packed a 10 hour long public hearing.

Check this page in the coming days to find out what happens next.

What is Austin Quarry?


Vulcan Materials, the nation’s largest producer of aggregate, wants to open Madera County’s largest quarry ever just 3 miles east of Madera Ranchos, near the intersection of Routes 41 and 145. This is a 100-year project that will last the lives of our children and grandchildren.

You can download a full briefing book here


How Does it Affect Me?


What can I do?

Vulcan is trying to rush this project through, to keep you from being heard. The Environmental Impact Report came out in early July. Less than 3 weeks later, on July 19, the Planning Commission approved the project, 3 to 2. The Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing and take their final vote on Monday, September 12. There’s no time to waste!

  1. Download the EIR and learn about the project.
  2. Contact your County Supervisor and ask him to vote against Austin Quarry.
  3. Come to the final public hearing of the Board of Supervisors on Monday, September 12, at 9 a.m. Address: 200 W. 4th Street in downtown Madera.

Together, let’s keep Vulcan from destroying our community.