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SBVillage Association extends invitation to Alexa, Tamara & Michael Savidge of the GGNRA to speak before the 8-2-10a.m.SBVA Meeting about the GGNRA Management Plan, 3 alternatives.

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

Alexa, Tamara and Mike Savidge
The SBVA CoChairs Chris Harrington and Scott Tye, as well as the SBCCommerce [www.stinson-beach.org ], Al Moritz (Representative for the Marine Way/Arenal Neighborhood Committee against a So. Access Route to the SBPark, Sergio Vergara (Proprietor SBMarket), M.Weber (Healing Arts Center, SBVA Solar Energy Committee), Ad Hoc Flood Committee Members in attendance, and the membership of the SBVA, SBVFD Board Members, SBWD, Solar Energy Committee, desire your time to address/discuss the GGNRA Management Plan Proposals/Alternatives and their relevance and effect on the Stinson Beach Community. At the next meeting of the SBVA, 10a.m., August 2nd, at the Stinson Beach Community Center. The meeting this Saturday, July 12, of the SBVA, heard the opinions of Art Moritz, Scott Tye and myself, as to what the proposals/alternatives or three different future visions for managing the natural and cultural resources and opportunities for visitor experiences within the Park, meant to Stinson Beach. The opinions by the 3 of us, arrived at separately, was that there was not enough attention in either of the 3 proposals of the management plan, that addressed the needs of the populace and businesses of the communities of Stinson Beach, Slide Ranch, Green Gulch Center and Muir Beach. Art Moritz is drafting a comment letter, endorsed by the SBVA, for the purpose of posing the needs of the Community of Stinson Beach, which have not been fully serviced or addressed by the alternatives. Please, give his letter attention, get back to me, as to your ability to address the SBVillage Association, any props necessary for such an address, that are needed, can be arranged. I am posting the past correspondence, between us, on the SBCCommerce Newsite, in order to bring up the readers of that site, up to date, so that their comments on the GGNRA Management Plan can be completed and sent by the August 1st, Deadline. .

John Z.Posadas lll, SBCCommerce, www.stinson-beach.org , awestmarintaxi@gmail.com (Airports-Muir Woods-PanToll-Point Reyes, We deliver, Food Aid for the Needy), 415 868-1330.

Before August 1st, you can also, register your comments as to what you think is important and necessary to preserve/protect your business, residence, children, future progeny, community, that has not been addressed in the 3 Management Proposals. See below, GOGA
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I attended the Bay Models, Public Comments Info. On the 3 alternative myriad of options for the future of the GGNRA, Tues June 10th. I spoke with new GGNRA spokesperson/supervisor for our area of Muir Beach, Slide Ranch and Stinson Beach. Her name is Alexa Viets, email address above. I informed her of the ability to speak before the SBVA, at the next scheduled meeting, the 1st Saturday of July at 10a.m., of the GGNRA alternatives in reference to Stinson Beach. She was interested but as of yet, not familiar with the area, only being a resident of the Bay Area, 6 days prior, a new assignee to the GGNRA. from another part of the country. I also spoke with Tamara Williams, Park Hydrologist of the GGNRA, 415 331 5160, Fax 331 0851. She had a working knowledge of Stinson Beach and was aware of the plans of flooding the south unpaved parking lot, of the Stinson Beach Park, to return it to its former marshland habitat. She called it Poison Pond, which surprised me, I thought that the No. Paved Section of the Stinson Beach Parking Lot was Poison Pond. I asked her how the Southern Lot was going to act as a Bypass for Easkoot Creek Flooding, was told, that Easkoot Flood Mitigation was not a factor for the creation of this, Poison Pond. She also said that the pond would be filled by seepage from Easkoot Creek..Since I have not attended meetings lately of the Stinson Beach Flood Board or the AD HOC Flood Committee, I am not the person with specific knowledge of the recent agenda of the two groups, thought it would be best to pass this info. on to those more appropriately informed on this issue. Otherwise, one of the other improvements that was on the drawing board, was the relocation of the Public Facilities, in the Stinson Beach Park, to be moved closer to Easkoot Creek, near the Parkside Restaurant.
. As to public comments, my specific recommendations, were the need to have: a public restroom at the Pony Pasture, at Pano. and Hwy. #1;Trash Receptacles placed at the end of the Trailheads of Matt Davis and Dipsea;Caution sign for the SBVFD before the Southern Approach on the West Side of Hwy. #1;New improved step threshold access for the Dipsea Trailheads at Hwy. #1 and Pano.{dumping hikers onto Hwy. #1 & Pano. can be fatal}; Sidewalk extending to the Firehouse from the Corner of Panoramic to Belvedere on the West Side of Hwy. #1, AWMT being considered alternative transportation for Muir Woods Goers and tours. as well as Stinson Beach Park.

Michael Savidge, GGNRA General Spokesperson, recommended that Stinson Beach form a Transit District, obtaining revenues from fee charges for parking at the Stinson Beach Park..to hire a person to enforce parking violations in the community..I thought you all would like to hear his suggestion..

John Z. Posadas lll, AWMT, awestmarintaxi@gmail.com, 415 868-1330.

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Thanks, Alexa, I was not sure of your title, but recognized your importance, in the vetting process for the Stinson Beach, Muir Beach, Green Gulch Zen Center, Slide Ranch, accessible facilities and improvements in the GGNRA status quo for the Disabled, all included in SW Marin and all addressed by the myriad of options of the GGNRA General Management Plan. . The community of the West Side of Hwy. 1(those severely or potentially impacted by flood waters of Easkoot Creek}, in Stinson Beach, needs your advocacy, to further the need for a Bypass, through the as yet to be mutually agreed upon area of the SBPark, parking area, by the GGNRA and the SBFlood Board w the AD Hoc SBVA Flood Advisory Committee. I am sending this email, to members of both advisory groups as well as the SBVillage Associaition, with your position clarified, for them to take advantage of your offer to include their comments in the public record as well as my own and in order to include your expertise in finding a solution to their flood impacted needs. The issues that I am more familiar with, are as previously stated, is the need for an accessible sidewalk, improvement of accessible trailheads as they meet Pano. and Hwy. #1, garbage receptacles at the end of the Trailheads, the institution of accessible restroom facilities in the Pony Pasture of Hwy. 1 and Pano., all located on the East Side of Hwy. #1. between Belvedere and Pano. AWMT, could benefit the Muir Woods and the Stinson Beach Park congested parking lots, by providing an alternate transportation service for the park goers, eventually to include an accessible cab(allowing 1st responders more ability to be able to respond to emergencies).

John Z. Posadas lll, Minister of Info., SBChamber of Commerce, www.stinson-beach.org , see the Stinson Beach Community News Site, www.stinson-beach.net , AWMT-awestmarintaxi@gmail.com, Taxi on Request by email or phone 415 868-1330. Accessibility Advocate for the Disabled.. Equal Opportunity for All Americans.

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John,

Thank you for forwarding your comments to Tamara and me. I am also copying these comments to the official NPS email address for the project so that they can be included in the public record. Just to clarify, and I apologize that I did not yet have a card to give to you when we met, I am a Transportation Planner for the park, rather than a supervisor for the Marin Park areas. I look forward to working with you and the Stinson Beach community as the planning process moves forward.

Take care,
Alexa

Alexa C. Viets, AICP
Transportation Planner
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy

Golden Gate National Recreation Area
(415) 561- 4933 office

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Reply

Hello John,
I wanted to clarify that, in addition to the potential wetland restoration as described in the General Management Plan newsletter, GGNRA staff have been coordinating with Neal Conatser at Marin County Flood Control. My understanding is that the County will soon be issuing their Request for
Proposals from consultants for the evaluation of flood control options at Stinson Beach.

Thank you for your interest and comments,
Tamara Williams

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Dear Friends,

Thank you for attending the open house in Sausalito. Your attendance and participation was deeply appreciated. We would like to encourage you to provide your comments regarding the preliminary alternatives for the new General Management Plan. Please be as specific as possible when describing your areas of concern or support as this will ensure we understand your comments and help us in our evaluation of the alternatives. Remember that the “preferred alternative” may not be one of the three preliminary alternatives. It could be a hybrid, containing ideas from each of the preliminary alternatives.

You may submit your comments via e-mail by responding to this message, or by filling out the comment form on our public website (To submit comments online go to
http://parkplanning.nps.gov/document.cfm?parkId=303&projectId=15075&documentID=23015
, then click on the comment link located in the upper right hand corner.) You may also submit written comments by mailing them to:

National Park Service
General Management Planning Team – GGNRA
Denver Service Center
12795 West Alameda Parkway
Denver, CO 80225-0287

The deadline for comments is August 1, 2008. However, we urge you to provide your comments as soon as possible so that we have plenty of time to examine them.

When constructing your comments please use the following questions as
a guideline:

1. Which ideas of any of the preliminary alternatives do you think are most important to include in the preferred alternative, and why?

2. Are there any important elements/ideas that the planning team missed in the preliminary alternatives? Please describe them and explain why these additional ideas are important.

3. Any other comments.

Not everyone who signed in at the meeting provided an e-mail address so if you know anyone who would like to have this information please forward it to them.

You are receiving this e-mail because you provided your contact information and you have been added to our mailing list. If you do not wish to receive mailings from the National Park Service please reply back to this message to unsubscribe.

Thank you for your interest and input.

Sincerely,

Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Planning Division
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John,

I am sorry for the delayed response. I spoke to the team leader for the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) General Managment Plan effort, Brian Aviles, and this weekend is not a good date for us to meet with the Stinson Beach Village Assoc. We would like to set up another date however, and Brian will contact you directly to work that out.

Thank you for inviting the Park to meet with your community. We look forward to the discussions and feedback.
Alexa