Comments by Sabrina Brennan
Are you on a motorcycle?
I'm sorry your going through such a hard time. I hear she's not working at the San Mateo County Elections Office any longer.
Keep up the good work!
Are you suggesting that volunteers take up law enforcement duties at the FMR?
As I'm sure you are already aware the Friends of the FMR are prohibited from enforcing the marine mammal act and marine reserve rules. FMR volunteers are not trained in law enforcement.
How about this topic: Could the founders of the US constitution teach today's leaders about separation of church and state?
@Anneliese— Thanks for the MidPen suggestion! I agree that the County is not going to spend money to increase staff at the FMR no matter how many Dog's on the Reef videos are posted on YouTube. The County budget problems and Supervisor Horsley's comment makes that clear. I'm aware of the systemic budget problems in California, the proposed State Park closures and the overrun conditions of State Beaches. The FMR tide pools are designated as a Marine Reserve not a park and that means the tide pools…
SMC 2011/2012 budget info below. San Mateo County budget both gives and takes away: http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/bay-area/2011/06/san-mateo-county-budget-both-gives-and-takes-away#ixzz1gwS8IuT5 Ups and downs $18 million: Amount restored from March budget proposal $129 million: Proposed cuts in 2011-12 budget $48 million: Amount proposed to take from reserves to balance budget 208: Number of positions proposed for elimination SMC Budget Info: http://www.co.sanmateo.ca.us/portal/site/cmo/menuitem.e6a58c3934b92bca27e8f2c3917332a0/?vgnextoid=5ef59d3ed51b8210VgnVCM1000001937230aRCRD&vgnextchannel=3ef59d3ed51b8210VgnVCM1000001937230a____&vgnextfmt=DivisionsLanding
@Anneliese— The lack of County management at the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve is an ongoing discussion. Suggestions include a paid visitor parking lot, no visitor street parking, restricting access to various parts of the reserve to guided tours on weekends and enforcing a “by reservation only” policy for group visits. Other ideas include transferring FMR management responsibilities to Golden Gate National Recreation Area and/or Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. This year the San…
Supervisors Horsley's response to FMR letter: "I agree in principle but limiting visitors without a visitor center or adequate staff to monitor, it is not possible at this time." —Supervisor Don Horsley, Dec. 13, 2011 QUESTION How would a grant funded FMR visitors center provide funding for more County staff/rangers to manage the FMR? ANSWER Grants for a new parking lot and visitors center won't provide any funding for day-to-day management/ranger staff at the FMR. So what the heck is Supervisor…
The FMR tide pools are within the jurisdiction of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and San Mateo County. The County is responsible for managing the park and reef. To-date, the County has not allocated the resources/staff necessary to manage the FMR. Years of neglect have resulted in excessive wear and tear. Foot traffic has worn away sea life, birds avoid people on the reef, and marine mammals relocate during busy times. A watershed in critical need of protection from polluted runoff flows…
Dear Supervisor Horsley, On a busy low tide weekend in November over 10,000 people visited the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve tide pools. The reef is growing more crowded every year. Last time I checked 4,854,787 people had watched the “Octopus Walks on Land at the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve” video on YouTube: http://youtu.be/FjQr3lRACPI The Red Octopus has gained celebrity status. The Fitzgerald Marine Reserve is designated as a protected reserve and that requires appropriate stewardship. With such…
Last time I checked 4,397,873 people had watched the "Octopus Walks on Land at the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve" video on YouTube: http://youtu.be/FjQr3lRACPI I support the Coastal Act and public access to California beaches. The Fitzgerald Marine Reserve is designated as a protected reserve and that requires appropriate stewardship. On busy low-tide weekends over 2000 people per day visit the FMR tide pools. Paths are worn down in the reef due to heavy foot traffic. Only one or two County employees…
This morning, the HMB Review editor confirmed that he was aware in advance of the Review endorsement that Mr. Stone has a leadership role in the Tea Party.
Interestingly, the HMB Review editor confirmed this morning that he was aware in advance of the Review endorsement that Mr. Stone has a leadership role in the Tea Party.
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Carl, That is an excellent question and one I hope you keep asking.
Correction: No public meeting on Friday evening.
Highway 1 Citizen's Committee - Community Planning Meeetings Citizen committee members were hand selected by Len Erickson Meeting Location: Granada Sanitary District Thursday, April 28, 2011 Study Session: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Friday, April 29, 2011 Study Session: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Public Meeting: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Members of the public who signed up to be part of the Highway 1 Citizen's Committee but were not chosen to participate might want to consider attending these community planning…
I appreciate the hard work and late nights the appellants have put into fighting this overblown project. Thank you.
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