Thursday, March 26, 2020

Dreikosen responds FINALLY (with More BS).

Eric Dreikosen Responds FINALLY.  

Dear Stephen,

As stated in a previous response to you, (ERIC DREIKOSEN IGNORED US since this crisis began. HE NEVER SENT US A RESPONSE. THIS IS A TOTAL UNTRUTHFUL STATEMENT) our efforts are focused on essential priorities and continuously changing response and impacts associated with the COVID-19 situation.  All non-essential items and requests will be responded to and/or addressed as time and circumstances allow.  Your understanding remains appreciated.

The District does have a page on our website containing updates in response to the current COVID-19 situation.  It can be found at  The public is encouraged to check this page often for updates.  Furthermore, updates are also posted on our various social media platforms.  Many of your questions and/or suggestions from this and your other prior correspondences have already been addressed via these platforms.  THERE HAVE BEEN NO POSTED NOTES or Email blasts except to announce closure.  Posts to Facebook and Nextdoor are insufficient to reach majority of people.  Where is the bulletin board / signage ?

In brief response to your current questions…

Yes, our sanitation efforts have increased as was indicated in a prior release.  Additionally, our facilities have been closed throughout the duration of the shelter in place order.  This includes our playgrounds and park bathroom which does indeed lock and is currently closed.  We have been attempting to coordinate with the company from whom the porta potty is leased to arrange a full service.  This is now anticipated to occur tomorrow at which time that too will be closed and locked.  These actions are consistent with the efforts of other park providers throughout the County.

District staff are analyzing a wide variety of potential financial impacts due to current situation.  The summer camp and pool revenue contribute $1mm+ each year and the CSD has no plan?!!

District staff have researched a wide variety of potential virtual meeting platforms in addition to current exceptions granted within the Brown Act by the State due to the current situation.  At this time no decisions have been made.

Capital projects have not been suspended at this time.  DREIKOSEN hired former CSD politician, Bill Hansell as architect for an estimated cost of $13,500 for the ENTIRE MAINTENANCE FACILITY PROJECT but has paid him FIVE TIMES the amount for an initial drawing.  THE CSD REFUSES to discuss the project COST.  It is estimated that it will be $500,000 or more making it the most expensive landscaping garage in the history of Marin County.  A perfectly acceptable alternative can be built for $50-$100k.   CLEARLY the Marinwood CSD is willing to risk BANKRUPTCY on this project. WHY ARE THEY HIDING THE COST?

The District does not have the resources to coordinate a community volunteer effort, not to mention the need to conduct the required background screening and quite possibly medical screening given the current circumstances.  However, there are several agencies in Marin County that already do perform this type of work and coordination.  Should you wish to volunteer or are in need of volunteer services you are encouraged to contact agencies such as the Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership, Marin VOAD, the County of Marin, etc.

THE MARINWOOD CSD just settled a lawsuit for $150,000 with an elderly couple.  They spent an estimated another $50,000 on legal fees. The couple was willing to settle for $50k in 2017 but the CSD foolishly pursued a legal case costing the district an estimated $200,000.  It is is this type of FECKLESS management is the heart of Marinwood CSD's financial woes not the cost time effort by a staff member during the shut down. The program will cost nothing since most staff are idol.  FECKLESS management has cost the district HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of Dollars



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