How much time have you spent on the dunes in Pismo?
I have driven by Pismo. I'm not into what occurs there, but that's immaterial to a discussion about keeping access open to Pismo, or access open to any other place. Maybe you haven't understood that point, either.How much time have you spent on the dunes in Pismo?
I don't think you understand what majority is in play.LOL..Do you really A.Believe the majority wants closure? B. Believe science has anything to do with what's being done.
I've watched it for 45 years. And yes I can better speak to why the sand blows than a person who has driven by..A rough figure in the last 40 years I have spent 960 days enjoying the dunes..
Science is nothing more than an opinion, again lets go back to global warming..where has that science got us..absolutely no place..it never will. My opinion, you have yours I'm good with it..in the end neither will matter one tiny bit..
No, I don't think science is fact. Even science doesn't think science is fact. Do you realize you live in world that relies heavily on science?So you believe science is fact? Science is based on data..data as we have seen many times can be manipulated to what ever outcome the end user wishes..Science uses data to form..not facts but opinions. Ya I trust my own eyes more than I trust the opinion of science..
Science isn't fact, but your opinion is fact. Got it.Science doesn't strengthen the standing of the closers..Dollars do..be realistic. If they close the dunes just how much beachfront property can be turned into Condos..That my friend is the entire reason this is happening..it always has been..Fact..
Where did you get those percentages? : )Science isn't magic and I disagree that most believe it..95% of the public could care less. 2% are true environmental believers and will believe is science if it draws the conclusion it wants..only then. 2% are those who either use the dunes or are dependent on them to make a living..The final 1% paid for the study and are pushing it..purely for financial gain.
The state needs revenue and probably lose money on the dunes. By backing the closing the developers who funded the study can build..City and county governments make money through building permits, school taxes and property tax..There is about 2 miles of land that could be developed.
This is and old tried and true method the state and local government have used for decades. Check Guadalupe where the old back gate to Oceano once was when the dunes where open completely..Early 90's it closed took less than a year to start building.
Ask the farmers in the central valley and this method, water rights taken, perfect growing soil shut down..I made lots of money in the late 90's through 2010 thanks to the Coastal Commission..so we agree to disagree..but past knowledge I know you can't win the battle..ask our farmers..your stance on science is commendable..but misguided..
Good for you, Sacramento County! Way to embrace the precepts of pre-crime.Sacramento County Is Saying It's Illegal To Work On Your Car [or anyone else's] In Your Own Garage
Grassroots Motorsports forum and has brought attention to the fact that basically almost any auto repair you do on your property is illegal.
The Sacramento Zoning Code states that any “minor vehicle repair” or “minor automotive repair” is legal at a residence. It's described that “minor automotive repair” is anything that:
And that would seem fair, except for the fact that what follows is a bit confusing. It goes on to say that it is unlawful for any person to engage in, or permit others to engage in, minor vehicle repair or maintenance in any agricultural, agricultural-residential, residential, interim estate and interim residential zones under any of the following circumstances:
- Brake part replacement
- Minor tune-ups
- Change of oil and filter
- Repair of flat tires
So that then leaves residents with the question: how do you define “tools not normally found in a residence?”. It's pretty open-ended and up for interpretation.
- Using tools not normally found in a residence;
- Conducted on vehicles registered to persons, not currently residing on the lot or parcel;
- Conducted outside a fully enclosed garage and resulting in any vehicle being inoperable for a period in excess of twenty-four hours.
The second point is in place to prevent people from running off-the-books repair shops, which makes sense but what if you’re working on a friend’s car?
And the third point basically means you can’t do anything unless you have an actual garage and also have the project done in one day, which we all know sometimes isn't possible.
And that being said, although "minor automotive repair" if done accordingly with the above guidelines, is legal, “Major Automotive Repair,” is not. And a user in the forum, nimblemotorsports, mentioned that he’d already received a $430 fine for working on his car in his garage.
And to reiterate, this isn't an HOA issue or apartment complex being fussy. This is an entire county. The reason given for such codes is that "The chemicals involved in major automobile repair can pollute neighborhoods and endanger the health and wellbeing of residents. Furthermore, this kind of activity increases vehicle traffic and the visual impact can negatively impact property values."
That being said, there has to be a compromise with keeping the aesthetics of the county and cleanliness without essentially banning all DIY work.