REMINDER: COMMUNITY LIFE AND TOURISM FORUM THIS THURSDAY FEB 23, 6:00 SOCIAL, 6:30 FORUM AT THE DANCE PALACE
Just a reminder about the Community Life & Tourism Forum
Thursday Feb. 23, 6;00 pm social/refreshments, 6:30 Forum begins
Our State Senator Mike McGuire will be handling the moderator duties on the topics of traffic, parking, congestion, waste problems (septic, litter, trash) and how villages are trying to cope with the exponential growth of tourism in recent years. What can county, state and federal agencies do to help us? We'll be asking them to start discussing possible solutions in a working relationship with us.
We don't want this to be a blame-game or an anti-tourist meeting (our local businesses depend on visitors) but a sincere start to letting the public agencies that affect our lives hear our voices and our (polite) insistence that they work together, with us and for us.
We know Supervisor Rodoni can speak for us to county agencies. We'll also be expecting that Sen. McGuire will be our strong voice to state agencies during the meeting and in follow-up meetings; and that both officials will work together on keeping our voices in front of the agencies and to get timely, respectful responses – and help.
Dennis Rodoni, Marin Supervisor, District 4
John Dell'Osso, Point Reyes National Seashore Chief of Interpretation
Bijan Sartipi, District 4 Director, Caltrans
Robert Mota, Marin Commander Ca. Highway Patrol
Robert Doyle, Marin County Sheriff
Nancy Cave, North Central District Manager, Ca. Coastal Commission
John Dell'Osso, Point Reyes Ntl Seashore Chief of Interpretation
JOIN US. WE NEED A STRONG SHOWING OF VILLAGERS.
THIS IS A RARE CHANCE TO SPEAK TO HAVE THE AGENCIES AND ELECTED OFFICIALS THAT AFFECT OUR LIVES TOGETHER IN ONE ROOM. WE'RE HOPING IT WILL BE THE START OF A WORKING RELATIONSHIP TOWARD SOLUTIONS.
The Summary of Concerns (see next post below) was prepared through two group meetings and follow-ups by the collaborating village associations. Thanks to Randall Fleming for collating the concerns & ideas during the process and adding some context.
The Forum is hosted by the PRSVA in collaboration with East Shore Planning Group, Inverness Association, Inverness Park Association, Olema Valley Association, Bolinas Public Utility District, and Stinson Beach Village Association.