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Wednesday, November 27, 2019
If you attended this Community Workshop in 2017, your voice is being ignored.
In 2017, the Parks and Recreation commission held a workshop to gather public feedback on a new maintenance shed. The Marinwood CSD subtly tried to push its preferred design but were surprised at the amount of community concerns about the size, location and cost of the new facility. There were three locations discussed including one next to the fire station and at the end of the meeting, the CSD board promised to "take the feedback in for a future proposal"
Instead in 2018 the Marinwood CSD decided to ignore the public altogether and only informed five neighbors of the new design proposal. The meeting was deceptively noticed as a discussion but instead it was an hour long presentation by the architect, Bill Hansell to lay out his plans.
I happened to attend the meeting to present a concern to the Park and Rec Commission and had a chance to film the meeting. The Marinwood CSD openly violated Brown Meeting Act "Sunshine Laws" so they could escape public scrutiny.
At the June 12, 2018 meeting, Eric Dreikosen, CSD Manager was asked again about the submittal of documents for consideration and he evasively answered the question to make it appear that nothing was happening.
Three days later on June 15, 2018 Dreikosen submits a 109 "Negative Declaration for Environmental Review" which essentially gives the Marinwood CSD a free pass to build with minimal environmental review. He continued to hide this from the public until Friday, June 29th with a cryptic note before a major holiday and when Marin County workers were threatening a strike.
A required public meeting was scheduled at the most inconvenient time possible shortly before comments are due on the plan.
Clearly neither Eric Dreikosen, the Marinwood CSD Board or Parks and Recreation members wants the public to interfere with their plans.-- AS IS OUR RIGHT IN A DEMOCRACY.
Below is the Bill Hansell proposal on 4/24/2018
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