coastsidehiker

Vince, there's more than enough open space for everyone. If you don't like dogs, go to the other 90% of San Mateo County Park trails that don't allow them.


If the coast loses Quarry Park and the Bluffs as off-leash areas, the reality is that people will crowd into other areas to walk off-leash. County Parks has not considered the impacts of their actions on nearby open space. County Parks should be working with the community to manage, not b…

County Parks snuck their dog ordinance by the public and is now forcing their unfair policies down the throats of Coastside residents. People have walked their dogs under voice control at Quarry Park and Pillar Point Bluff for decades. It's part of our rural Coastside culture. Unfortunate…

coastsidehiker commented on Talk of the Town, May 1

Re: Reduced fines for dog offenses - I wish the Board of Supervisors had actually reduced the fines. Alas, they did not. On 4/23 they voted to reduce the "base" fines so that with the County's crazy processing fees, the total ticket fines are as follows: $110 first ticket; $198 …

The folks running County Parks clearly have never worked with communities. Sneaking an ordinance by the public that goes against decades of on-the-ground practices is not the way to go. They need to be managing, not banning activities that have taken place on the coast forever and working in…

coastsidehiker commented on Community petitions for canine access

County Parks is trying to sell this new ordinance as giving dog owners six new on-leash dog walking spots – Quarry Park, Pillar Point Bluff, Mirada Surf, etc. Coastsiders are not falling for it! We’ve walked our dogs legally at these sites for decades. Guess Jensen didn’t get the memo. C…

The National Park Service is completely screwing the Coastside and San Mateo County with this dog plan. Here are a few details this article left out:

*The Park Service is taking away half of all on-leash trails at Rancho Corral de Tierra and Pacifica GGNRA sites. (Loss of 14 miles of…