Saturday, July 27, 2019
Friday, July 26, 2019
Asking a simple question about the Marinwood Brewfest held on July 22, 2017 gets an evasive response. While a similar brewfest held in Novato recently made $40,000, the brewfest in Marinwood made only "about $400" for an estimated 315 attendees despite the FREE BEER DONATIONS. Tickets for the event were $15. which entitled a small sample of beer. More beer was available for additional cost. Also, childcare was available for $10 for the five hour event. At the very minimum the event brought in $4750 in gross revenue but it is likely to be double that amount through additional sales. Many of the beer pourers were volunteers and so the cost of the event was quite low. The tent rental was $1000 and the bands were paid an unknown sum by the CSD. Notice how pointed questions were evaded by the staff and the board. Chief Roach interrupts the public saying that "we don't know the costs". Leah Kleinman Green, Marinwood CSD director, claims that there is no need to know the details of the event since EVENTS ARE NOT MEANT TO MAKE MONEY. Strange answers from a board who claims to look after the public interest and manage our CSD interest. This absolutely stinks and deserves further investigation by an unbiased higher authority. Why isn't our General Manager, Eric Dreikosen asking the same questions? Leah Kleinman Green reminds the public that SHE IS IN CHARGE and doesn't need to respond to public demands for accountability. As typical Green interupts and bullies the public whenever they are challenged. This is a total abuse of power and the civic process. She is not a queen.
Shane Demarta announced his resignation shortly after this video was made in 2017
Thursday, July 25, 2019
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
The best way to evaluate your beliefs? Engage with people who disagree with you
The big footprint means that trucks will occupy most of the land outside the building next to the creek for moving materials. The interior of the facility will have restricted movement because of support columns.
In other words, despite a slick facade, the Hansell Building is terribly inefficient and expensive for our staff of three and their vehicles. A conventional garage is far more servicable.
Here is an approximation of the footprint of the Maintenance Shed in white. No wonder they are calling this the White Elephant.
Monday, July 22, 2019
Sunday, July 21, 2019
Miller Creek Middle school has embarked on a major construction project in Marinwood and "forgot" to tell the neighbors. It involves replacing old portable classrooms but the details are not known. No construction notices or plans announced this project. This 6/20/19 clip shows a backhoe hacking branches off a heritage California Bay Tree (Umbellularia californica ) in violation of Marin County policy. The backhoe is also digging on a protected Heritage Site of the Miwok Tribe who occupied this land for 4500 years until 1820. It was a Miwok village known as Cotomko 'tca.
I believe the Marinwood community will support a responsible project and construction. We urge the Dixie School district to halt questionable construction practices that harms heritage trees and a cultural site.Open communication will go a long way to bridge misunderstanding.