Showing posts from April, 2023
EBRPD held their first public meeting on Tuesday April 25 to outline the project concept, summarize progress to date, identify the next steps, and allow the public to voice their thoughts about the project. About 250 logged into the meeting though the actual number of individuals was considerably more because a single login often included multiple people.  The MTB community turned out in huge numbers.. Two EBRPD Board Members also attended.  EBRPD recorded the meeting and took a survey that collected basic information which will be published shortly on their web site here .  Most of the public comments were very supportive and highlighted by an articulate and compelling array of teenage riders from the local NICA-NorCal teams.   Another highlight was the civil response offered by MTBers in the chat room.  Our tribe took the high ground - well done! Norm LaForce, the head of the Sierra Club East Bay Lands committee voiced opposition along with a few others.  LaForce has also submitted o
Please attend the first EBRPD  virtual public meeting to discuss the Wildcat Flow trail on 25 April at 7:00 PM.  Here is the  link .   The primary purpose of this first meeting is to:  1) brief the public on the broad outlines of the flow trail and 2) identify major concerns of the user community so that EBRPD can look at ways to mitigate those in their preliminary design of the flow trail which is scheduled for release late this summer.  They are not really looking for major expressions of support at this meeting.  That said several EBRPD Board members (including Elizabeth Echols) will be attending so having lots mtb'ers in attendance will make a powerful statement to them, to the EBRPD staff, and  to opponents.  EBRPD doesn’t want to consume a lot of meeting time with repeated verbal expressions of general support or concerns.       However, there will be several other means to make meaningful comment and impact: The meeting organizers are going to be running a brief survey at
EBRPD is moving the project forward to the next stage!!   The Park District is now poised to commence public engagement and further analyze the Wildcat Flow Trail under CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act) .   EBRPD will host a virtual meeting on the project at 7:00 PM on 25 April to provide basic information about the project and to collect stakeholder input.  If you sign and enter your email on our petition of support found here we'll send you the virtual link as soon as EBRPD posts it.  Otherwise you can periodically check the EBRPD  project web site here  for meeting details which should be provided soon.   Please plan to attend the meeting to learn more about the project and provide input!!