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I’m glad there is funding for rangers to patrol public open space and enforce whatever mcosd dictates.
I wonder if someone breaks into your car they will reply with "We don't have the funding to patrol the parking areas"
 
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In related news, census data study released today by UC Berkeley Othering and Belonging Institute (emphasis and italicized addition mine):
We knew Marin was the most segregated county, but we didn’t expect it to get worse,” said Stephen Menendian, assistant director of the institute and one of the researchers who analyzed the data. “I think it’s basically because Marin is a super white county that has an extremely Black community and an extremely Hispanic community. It is extremely exclusionary when it comes to development. Those green space preservation laws, anti-development, high-exclusionary zoning — it concentrates the nonwhite people in a handful of census tracts. What would help is legalizing more singletrack, which would spread white people out more, potentially desegregating these areas, albeit only 2 to 4 hours at a time. To bike is to 💕.”
 

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In Costa Rica there are men who watch over parked cars. When you leave the store or restaurant and your car is intact you give the guy a dollar or two. They are happy and I am happy. Anywhere in the United States regardless of the situation, if your car is broken into by anyone it is your problem.

Who really wants to pay some guy $20 and hour to watch the parking area in case someone shows up and breaks into one of the cars? And to suggest that the park service or other LEO should be sitting around and monitoring parked cars is truely being simple minded. Fortunately in California the simple minded folk are still in the minority with many having migrated to red states like lemmings running to a cliff.
 

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In Costa Rica there are men who watch over parked cars. When you leave the store or restaurant and your car is intact you give the guy a dollar or two. They are happy and I am happy. Anywhere in the United States regardless of the situation, if your car is broken into by anyone it is your problem.

Who really wants to pay some guy $20 and hour to watch the parking area in case someone shows up and breaks into one of the cars? And to suggest that the park service or other LEO should be sitting around and monitoring parked cars is truely being simple minded. Fortunately in California the simple minded folk are still in the minority with many having migrated to red states like lemmings running to a cliff.
Wow, so anyone who doesn't want their car broken into is simple minded. And people who leave CA are lemmings running off a cliff.
That's a pretty high horse, maybe not enough oxygen up there.
 

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In Costa Rica there are men who watch over parked cars. When you leave the store or restaurant and your car is intact you give the guy a dollar or two. They are happy and I am happy. Anywhere in the United States regardless of the situation, if your car is broken into by anyone it is your problem.

Who really wants to pay some guy $20 and hour to watch the parking area in case someone shows up and breaks into one of the cars? And to suggest that the park service or other LEO should be sitting around and monitoring parked cars is truely being simple minded. Fortunately in California the simple minded folk are still in the minority with many having migrated to red states like lemmings running to a cliff.
Here in WA stare DNR law enforcement and other agencies law enforcement spend a lot of time in the parking lots because that is where the problems are. I’ve never seen a ranger on a trail in WA state. It’s one of the many things that making mountain biking so much better than Marin County. Trail use by bicycles is defined as a problem in Marin and it has become a law enforcement responsibility. That is a community perception issue and you have sadly fallen into this trap.

As I’ve said many times the mountain biking community in Marin is equally responsible for Marin being a wasteland of poor riding opportunity, a completely dysfunctional trails community and overall an awful place to live if mountain biking is your priority in life.

I’d say your comments are a great example of that.


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Here in WA stare DNR law enforcement and other agencies law enforcement spend a lot of time in the parking lots because that is where the problems are. I’ve never seen a ranger on a trail in WA state. It’s one of the many things that making mountain biking so much better than Marin County. Trail use by bicycles is defined as a problem in Marin and it has become a law enforcement responsibility. That is a community perception issue and you have sadly fallen into this trap.

As I’ve said many times the mountain biking community in Marin is equally responsible for Marin being a wasteland of poor riding opportunity, a completely dysfunctional trails community and overall an awful place to live if mountain biking is your priority in life.

I’d say your comments are a great example of that.


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Yeah it's an interesting state of mind down here where LEO are expected to pursue trail riding cyclists and ignore actual property crime and theft. And if you disagree, then you should take your simple mind off a cliff to a red state, with all the other simple minded lemmings.
Count me in with the lemmings be the new state red or blue, my tax dollars are coming with me.
 
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