Election 2014: Open space district seeks voter OK for $300M bond measure
Original post made on May 14, 2014
Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 12:00 AM
on May 14, 2014 at 9:14 am
Day use, day use, day use...
There is more to all this 'open space' than day use. Man does some of his best thinking under the night sky... next to a campfire... in the wilds of nature.
Until these elitist trust babies open these lands to overnight camp use, I urge the public to lend NO SUPPORT for these projects.
on May 14, 2014 at 1:23 pm
The media sometimes places a Libertarian label on me expecting that it will discredit my views. I am proud to have a label which has been shared with other promoters of libertarian principles such as Milton FriedmanWeb Link, the Cato InstituteWeb Link and Reason MagazineWeb Link. I was honored to have the endorsement of Professor FriedmanWeb Link of my Hickey-Canfield Performance Voucher Initiative in 1980.
Regarding revenue producing golf courses, I direct readers to a "Market and Financial Feasibility Analysis for a New Golf Course in San Mateo County" conducted by Anna Trela, for San Mateo County Parks and Recreation Department in June 1989.Web Link
Ms. Trela, then an Associate of Economic Research Associates, was later employed as Vice President, Advancement, Peninsula Open Space Trust.
I suggest that this document be used by MROSD to create alternative funding for its "visions". They should also seek a share of property tax revenues from the Coastside annexation properties. This would not raise taxes on those properties, and would yield at least $1,000,000 per year in added revenue.
on May 15, 2014 at 11:05 am
Brief History of Mid-peninsula Regional Park District(MRPD)
August 1971 San Mateo County(SMC) Board of Supervisors(BOS) voted against creation of MRPD in their section of the mid-peninsula.
March 1976 MRPD Board of Directors adopted Order to annex 81,500 acres of SMC land including the cities of Woodside, Portola Valley, San Carlos, Redwood City, Menlo Park, Atherton and certain adjoining unicorporated lands.
June 1976 Voters responded with 23.7% yes, 21.7% no with 54% ABSTAINING.
Not exactly a MANDATE!!
1977 MRPD underwent "name change" to become MidPeninsula Regional Open Space District(MROSD) to reflect a de-emphasis on PARKS and Recreational activities
MROSD has failed to support BOS efforts to create revenue producing golf courses on open space land.