Wednesday, June 27, 2012
PHASE ONE Evergreen Homeowners Speak Out
Yesterday, a woman at the corner of Evergreen and Ethel stood on the base rock to try to prevent a concrete sidewalk from being poured too close to her fence. But she and her friend proved too much for the concrete truck. Mr. Kinsey admitted the process was flawed, yet still construction moves forward. Already, pollution has been added to Reed Creek, habitat for federally protected species. A growing number of people who use Evergreen state they would rather see Evergreen left alone than see this impervious slab of concrete inflicted upon it. We have offered low cost alternatives - that match the paths on most of the street! Yet, the million dollar raised impervious slab sidewalk project moves forward.
This is what happens when politics gets in the middle of the process, so "County can be reimbursed for money already spent."
The way I see it (and others share this viewpoint) is a blatant misuse of Safe Routes to Schools funding.
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Its not POLITICS that is in the middle of the PROCESS. Its just old fashioned CRONISM. As you know Kinsey and Marin Horizon School are in cahoots and are only concerned solely with the well being of Marin Horizon School.
To quote Emerson, "A foolish consistency [process] is the hobgoblin of little minds."ReplyDelete
AMEN ANONTMOUS :)Delete
SOON ALL WILL SEE THE RESULT OF "FOOLISH CONSISTENCY" REPRESENTED BY NEARLY 2,000 LINEAL FEET OF COLD GRAY CONCRETE. AND "YUP" YUU'RE CORRECT MARIN HORIZON SCHOOL'S CRONY SUPERVISOR KINSEY WON IT FOR THIS UNWELCOME ARROGANT INTRUDER POSING AS A PLACE OF LEARNING. A SELF NAMED TOTLITARIAN "SCHOOL" IN "MEIN KAMPF" CLOTHING WHICH TEACHES BY EXAMPLE "GET WHAT ONE WANTS BY HOOK OR BY CROOK". AS THIS SCHOOL JACK BOOTS ITS WILL ON ITS ENVIRONMENT IT TEACHES IT'S THE "GETTNG OF WHAT ONE WANTS" WHICH COUNTS IN LIFE REGARDLESS OF THE HURT IMPOSED ON OTHERS SILENTLY CHANTING "THE END JUSITIFIES THE MEANS."
To quote Frank Lurz, it is the baseborn sophist who enrobes himself in the garb of a dead hero in the desperate hope that at least once in his life he will pass as a gentleman and win an argument where there is none.ReplyDelete
I don't have to win the argument. The good County of Marin won it for me.ReplyDelete
YUP AGAIN YOU PREVAIL. MARIN HORIZON SCHOOL WON OVER ITS NEIGHBORS WITH THE AID OF ITS "FRIENDS IN HIGH PLACES" AT MARIN COUNTY.
SEEMS THE BUSH ERA "HALLIBURTON" PHILOSOPHY OF AIDING FRIENDS REGARDLESS OF THE DAMAGE DONE TO OTHERS PREVAILS AT MARINCOUNY AND THE 305 MONTFORD AVE.'S EAGLE LAYER OF MARIN HALIBURTON SCHOOL
A SELF PROCLAIMED SCHOOL WHOSE FRIEND IN HIGH PLACES SUPERVISOR KINSEY ENSURES IT GETS WHAT IT WANTS BY HOOK OR BY CROOK.
Single best thing to happen to Homestead Valley, ever. Period.Delete
ONE MAN'S SHINOLA IS ANOTHER MAN'S S..T.Delete
MARIN HALLIBURTON SCHOOL CONTRIBUTES NOTHING POSITIVE TO HOMESTEAD VALLEY EXCEPT EXCESSIVE TRAFFIC PEAK SCHOOL ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE TRAFFIC, PARK CONGESTION, DESTRUCTION OF MANMADE AND NATURAL ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AND CHARACTER.
WANT PROOF OF MARIN HALLIBURTON SCHOOL'S FRIENDS IN HIGH PLACES GIVE ME AN EMAIL ADRESS AND I'LL SEND YOU 15 PAGES OF 58 EXAMPLES BACKED UP BY SOURCE REFERENCES LIKE THE FOLLWING EXAMPLE # 58.
58. THE COUNTY’S DPW’S Land Use, Water Resources’ staff (s) has failed to require MHS to add two (2 ) staff parking spaces to replace the staff parking spaces DELETED to ACCOMODATE the required ADA van loading space which reduces staff parking spaces to 47 OR 2 LESS THAN THE 49 SPACEDS REQUIRED BY MHS’ 2005-105 USE PERMIT. See MHS’ staff parking lot space count and 2005-105 Use Permit Condition of Approval 47
a) MHS is in violation of its 2005-105 Use Permit Condition of Approval 47 requirement to furnish 49 parking spaces.
b) THE COUNTY HAS NOT REQUIRED MHS TO COMPLY WITH ITS USE PERMIT AND RESTORE THE 2 DELTED PARKING SPACES TO PROVIDE THE 2 SPACES DELETED.
c) TWO (2) MHS STAFF MEMBERS NOW PARK ON PLACES AT THE COUNTY LOOK THE OTHER WAY. STREET IN VIOLATION OF 24.04.335 AND 24.04.340 P) AND MHS’ FRIENDS IN HIGH PLACES SAY AND DO ZILCH AS MARIN HALLIBURTON SCHOOL IS ABOVE THE LAW AS IN MARIN COUNTY “
“ALL ANIMALS ARE EQUAL EXCEPT SOME ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS.
Charles, as usual you're wrong.ReplyDelete
MHS won because it has far more neighborhood support than it does detractors, meaning the neighborhood won.
You seem to think you are in the majority but you're not. You've made a false conclusion based on poor analysis of the facts. Just because you whine the loudest doesn't mean you are the largest.
Your constant refrain of "friends in high places" and your imagined conspiracy of the privileged is unprovable because it's false. You make the laughable and false logic conclusion that because you've lost there must be a conspiracy.
Truth is, you are simply wrong.
THERE ARE NONE SO BLIND AS WILL NOT SEE :)
THERE IS NO PROOF OF A "MAJORITY" OR A "MINORITY" EXCEPT THR SAY SO OF THE COUNTY.
SUPERVISOR KINSEY AND EX-DPW DIRECTOR MANSOURIAN SAID IN NOV. 2011 AT THE MILL VALLEY COMMUNITY CENTER THAT HOMESTEAD VALLEY WOULD BE ASKED TO VOTE PRO OR CON MHA'S SIDEWALK.
ASK YOURSELF A REVEALING QUESTION "WHY WAS HOMESTEAD VALLEY NOT ASKED TO VOTE ??????
You my want to do some "outside" reading prior to making unsubstantiated declarations that others are wrong as usual.
Only Marin Halliburton's FRIENDS IN HIGH PLACES
1. In nonconformance to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA0) requirements, the following MHS’ E.I.S. MHS traffic mitigating actions required to mitigate identified MHS significant negative traffic environmental impacts ARE NOT INCLUDED in MHS’ Use Permit 2005-105 COORDINATED AND WRITTEN BY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AGENCY PLANNER JEREMY TEJIRIAN AND APPROVED BT SUPERVISOR KINSEY.
a) Provide temporary parking for day time special events on the playgroud. See MHS’ E.I.S. page 28 1st paragraph;
b) Provide a shuttle program for school day and nighttime special events. See MHS’ E.I.S. page 28 3rd. paragraph;
c) Provide Satellite lot parking space for school day and nighttime special events. See MHS’ E.I.S. page 28 3rd. paragraph;
d) Require all MHS special event vehicles that cannot be parked on site to park outside of the neighborhood area. See MHS’ E.I.S. page 28 4th paragraph.
I've 57 more examples of Marin Halliburton School's FRIENDS IN HIGH PLACES" including
11. MHS’ 2010 Traffic Management Plan reviewed and approved by CDA principal planner J. Tejirian does not conform to BOS 2005-105 Condition of Approval #18 in that it omitted to include MHS’ Existing Traffic Management Plan’s requirement that: “All families with children from kindergarten age to 8th grade, will be required, as part of their contract for enrollment, to participate in Mandatory Traffic Reduction. Mandatory Traffic Reduction Includes walking, bicycling, carpools, and “rendezvous” carpools. Participation in Mandatory Traffic Reduction requires “"rendezvous" carpool for 6 or more trips in a week.”
If you or anyone else would care to be fully and completely informed let Mari know.
Scott & Charles - this arguing does not help the situation. The fact of the matter is, most people have a myopic view.Delete
This is not to say they are evil - but I dare anyone to take a walk on Evergreen, witness the complete BS that the homeowners are dealing with and tell me this is an improvement.
As for MHS having more support - you could not be more mistaken. Time will tell.
As usual, "Scott" speaks with alligator jaws that overload his canary-bird ass. Charles is wrong? WRONG?? Why? Because a servile sycophant hiding under an MHS rock says so? Horizon Corp.'s undercover menial extraordinaire keeps running off at the mouth about "facts" as if she/he were the only one with access to them — as if he/she were the only one authorized by Almighty God and Marin Horizon School, Inc. to lecture the rest of us. Well, "Scott," keep on running off at the mouth. Thus far you have demonstrated better than anyone, not only your arrogant, self-entitled and plebeian character, but that of those at whose feet you kneel in obeisance as well. We know your stripe, sir, and that of those whom you serve. Your hero, Mr. Kinsey, says this will all blow over in time. You think so? Think again, little man. Think again, and stay hidden under your rock!ReplyDelete
I can really see the true community spirit of HV shining through in these comments. Well done.Delete
Marin Horizons beat your sorry asses. They won. You lost. Deal with it.ReplyDelete
"Deal with it?" More people than you imagine are going to do exactly that — DEAL WITH IT! Horizon Corp. beat our "sorry asses?" What did your arrogant bullies win? Concrete? You talk as if you hope one day to have a pair. Dream on little man, and pray that one moonless night the rock under which you hide your "sorry ass" isn't discovered by the people who live here!Delete
You know, Anonymous, you really don't understand what is happening here.Delete
The fact of the matter is, Marin Horizon School did not win.
Nobody wins when our civil rights are violated. Nobody wins when dishonesty triumphs over truth.
Nobody wins when people are hurt, especially when they didn't have to be hurt.
Nope. You "DEAL" WITH THE REALITY OF WHO YOU ARE AND WHO YOU REPRESENT.
Marin Halliburton School's friend in high places Kinsey and his cronies WRONGLY imposed Marin Halliburton School, its traffic, parking and HIDEOUS sidewalk on Homestead Valley WITH OUT THEIR VOTE OF APPROVAL.
NOW MARIN HALLIBURTON SCHOOL BETTER LEARN TO DEAL WITH THE PUBLIC RELATION'S REVELATION OF ITS TOTALITARIAN TREATMENT OF ITS NEIGHBORS.
IN THE FALL MARIN HALLIBURTON SCHOOL PARENTS AND STUDENTS MAY WELL BE TREATED TO PUBLIC GREETINGS SIMILAR TO THE GREETING TEMPORARY JACK BOOTED WWII WINNERS RECEIVED IN COUNTRY'S THAT THEY HAD "CONQUER
HOMESTEAD VALLEY HAS NOT LOST "WE'VE YET BEGUN TO FIGHT"
You threatening kids now Charles?Delete
There are some people in the neighborhood Charles that are worried about you - more to the point, that you may do something very stupid one day.
Oh, and by the way, when I say "neighborhood" I mean Evergreen - not Madrone Park Circle.
Catch my drift?
I for one don't think you are capable of hurting anyone - unless they have an embolism from reading one of your rants.
But let's make something clear - if you raise your hand towards a young mother or a child, I will personally toss you into the creek.
I wrote my letters of protest, I made my calls to the County and I have spoken to Kinsey's aides about this. I even stopped in and spoke to Mansourian late last summer. I'm not happy a sidewalk is being thrust on us.....
But I will not let a bitter whack job level threats in the name of a neighborhood he doesn't even live in.
I'm not gonna warn you again boy - you are making us all look bad.
Our chest-pounding hero, "Anonymous," waits until dark, crawls out of his hole and bellows, "You threatening kids now Charles?"Delete
In self-righteous indignation "Anonymous" warns, " . . . if you raise your hand towards a young mother or a child, I will personally toss you into the creek."
Oh! The young mothers! Oh! The defenseless children! Aren't we all, each and everyone of us, so fortunate! How lucky we all are, caught up in this steaming pile of excrement gifted to us by Horizon Corp.'s board of trustees and County Supervisor Sleaze Kinsey, to have such a fearless champion to set everything aright!!
I have a lot of differences with Charles. Nevertheless, those able to read can see Charles' posting doesn't "threaten" anyone. Sir (dimwit) Galahad, himself, confesses, "I for one don't think you are capable of hurting anyone . . . "
What happens next? Sir Galahad leaps on his charger, levels his trusty lance at . . . at . . . at whom? With fire in his eyes and MHS at his back (from a safe distance), he cries out, "If you raise your hand towards a young mother or a child, I will personally toss you into the creek . . .I'm not gonna warn you again boy."
Pocahontas, take some good advice. You need to lower your dose of Viagra!
Armstrong - please stop with all the fake mind games.Delete
You do not know anything about Mr. Sands.
If you took the time to get to know him, you would be able to understand that he is not against the KIDS - he is against the way the school stomps all over its neighbors.
You do not know anything about Frank Lurz, either.
He is a teacher.
Don't believe everything you hear.
Frank and Charles - if we all tone down our the anger and emotion - our communication will be more effective.
(I know, I get caught up in it sometimes, too. This is a difficult issue. )
Read before you comment. Have a look at Anonymous' comment "They won you lost" to which I replied with John Paul Jones response to the Brits as his ship the Bonne Homme Richard was sinking. Seems you attribute to others your own anger. SAD.
FYI: Evergreen Ave. is one of the front doors to all of Homestead Valley's neighborhoods.
You would know that if you lived in Homestead Valley.
MHS park and walk morning only walkers are Homestead Valley strongest allies.
Not being insensitive arrogant louts they will walk on the north side of once evergreen Evergreen Ave. in silent protest against a well heeled, money grubbing, environmental destructive, tree felling fish killing enterprise in Montessori name only pretender of a school and many may demand to go to school elesewhere.
No one can make insensistive, arrogant MHS imposterm name, calling, extremist Gestapho goons look bad. They do the job for themelves.
And like the goons they are they conceal their identity as they spew angry nonsense.
So living on Melrose doesn't make me or my family a resident?Delete
Makes me closer to the problem than you, Mr. Madrone Park Circle.
Then again, you seem to be close to EVERY problem in the neighborhood, Charles. You are an equal opportunity shit-stirrer.
Again, Charles, stir away all you want. I agree with other posters on the blog who got you tabbed as the dude who hurts the cause in which he seeks to help, or the anti-EF Hutton.
Maybe you can tell me what this means:
"IN THE FALL MARIN HALLIBURTON SCHOOL PARENTS AND STUDENTS MAY WELL BE TREATED TO PUBLIC GREETINGS SIMILAR TO THE GREETING TEMPORARY JACK BOOTED WWII WINNERS RECEIVED "
Don't be threatening no kids, Charles. You do and this ugly, stupid sidewalk will be the least of your worries.
You understand what I'm saying? You get my drift?
I will make my peace with the BS on Evergreen. I will not allow some hopped up loudmouth jackass to threaten women and children.
Seems you are either too young or not informed about WWII history.
When Nazi totalitarian jack booted WWII troops marched into Paris and down the Champs Elyseé the French lined their parqde route greeting then with their backs turned.
As the underground Free French Press went into action ridiculing the "oppressors".
FYI all those avid supporters of Marin Halliburton School the following is only 1 of the nore than 58 special favors granted Marin Halliburton School by its FREIINDS IN HIGH PLACES.ReplyDelete
4. In nonconformance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA0) and in violation of the Brown Act, MHS’ mid-afternoon and late trips shown in MHS’ Use Permit 2005-105 Condition of Approval #18 dated 30 August 2005, see Table A below, were deleted from MHS’ Use Permit 2005-105 Condition of Approval # 18 dated 30 August 2005. See Red Line changes to BOS Resolution August 16, 2005 Exhibit A.
Permitted Maximum MHS Vehicle Trips
BOS Resolution 2005-105 August 16, 2005
8-9 AM 2:30-3:30 PM 4-6 PM
IN: 119 53 24
OUT: 88 55 43
TOTAL: 207 108 67
Permitted Maximum MHS Vehicle Trips
BOS Resolution 2005-105 August 30, 2005
OUT: 88 (All 2:30-3:00 & 4-6pm max trips deleted)
TOTAL: 207 by MHS' "Friends IN HIGH PLACES"
a) The above deletions of mid-afternoon and late afternoon trip monitoring criteria is silent witness to the MHS' County FRIENDS IN HIGH PLACSES ensuring that MHS is not constrained by MHS’ E.I.S’ recommended mitigating measures required to mitigate MHS’ E.I.S’ vehicle trips significant negative impact on neighborhood traffic.
b) As a result of the above deletion of MHS’ mid-afternoon and late afternoon maximum allowed vehicle trips MHS’ vehicle trips are not monitored at mid-afternoon and late afternoon pick-up times.
As a result of these deletions MHS parents pick-up their children who walk to MHS in the morning at MHS so they don’t have to walk back to Whole Foods’ parking lot after school effectively increasing MHS negative traffic impact on Evergreen Ave.’s local traffic.
I've 81 more examples of MARIN HALIBURTON SCHOOL'S FRIENDS IN HIGH PLACES WHO HAVE AND ARE ENSURING THAT MHS IS ABOVE THE LAW IN MARIN COUNTY CONFIRMING THAT IN MARIN "ALL ANIMALS ARE EQUAL EXCEPT SOME ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS".
Don't believe it get copies of draft and final MHS Use Permit resolution 2005-105 or ask me for copies
This is our first "shot" at the arrogant intruder that hAs and is destroying our place of well being in Homestead Valley
I must be reading the wrong blog! Steve Kinsey said, "Sidewalks build community." He wasn't lying, was he?ReplyDelete
Seems the truth always wills out :) He lies like a rug :)ReplyDelete
Best thing to happen to Homestead Valley, ever. I just wish they were building one down the other side of Evergreen, too.ReplyDelete
Best thing that could ever happen to Homestead Valley, EVER,would be for the people you've offended to discover on a moonless night under what rock you slither.Delete
Sure would have been nice to have had a tree lined parkway with 4'-0" wide pervious asphalt ADA compliant pathhway as at Muir Woods National Park with on-street parking strips as pervious drainage swales. Such a neighborhood design concept would have been less expensive to build and preferable in my opinion.ReplyDelete
No ADA ramps and no up and down ramps slopes at driveways to the sorrow of skateboarders.
As you wish and state the "Best Thing to Happen to Homestead Valley" is a 4'6" wide grey concrete sidewalk with 8 ADA ramps and mats at street crossings and 29 ups and downs at driveways to the delight of skateboarders.
Sure would have been democratic to have given the right to decide the future design of their sidewalk to the 35 or so homeowners whose homes are on the sidewalk as Supervisor Kinsety promised in Nov. 2011.
But no we live in actually in a Democratic controled County masquerading as a democracy where residents along a street are told what's best for them by others who aren't impacted and aren't legaly responsible for maintaincce costs or legally lioable for accidents.
As a national and international acclaimed award wining architect and urban designer of cities and planned unit residential neighborhoods the voices of those who live on a street or in neighborhood are the voicess to be heard and heeded when designing their places of well being.
But no Evergreen Ave, will have a 4'6" wide considewa