New Meetup: Special Marin County Open Space Workshop w/board of supervisors

From: Hernan
Sent on: Saturday, October 31, 2009 11:26 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Bay Area Cycling!

What: Special Marin County Open Space Workshop w/board of supervisors

When: November 3,[masked]:30 PM

Where: (A location has not been chosen yet.)

Posting this for Micky

Hi, All You MTBer's who love to ride Mt. Tam-

'Hope you're enjoying this great riding weather before we lose
our light...

This is a great opportunity for mountain bikers to have a voice:

What: Special Open Space workshop before the Marin County Board
of Supervisors
When: Tuesday, November 3rd at 1:30 pm
Where: Manzanita Room, Showcase Theater Exhibit Hall, Avenue of
the Flags (off Civic Center Drive), San Rafael
For directions (scroll to bottom) [url=

The theme of the workshop will be addressing trail conflict.
The agenda will consist of a review of Open Space Districts
trail system, trail policies,[masked] trail-related work plan,
and current trail issues.

It is extremely important that mountain bikers have good
representation at this meeting. It will be important to be well
spoken and present some new ideas to address the lack of trail
opportunities for the mountain bikers on Open Space.
For more info, contact or[masked]-

-An overview of trail systems in the county
-Current trail policies
-Review of the 09-10 work plan
-Over of trail issues
-How to expand trail opportunities for all users

The board will be discussing approaches to reduce user conflict
on the trails. Your attendance is needed and it is your chance
to be heard.

If you go...

Be Positive!
Stay focused
less is more at meetings like this

Talking points:
"I really enjoy the trails on Open Space lands that are open to
bikes, thank you!"
"I support the three E's concept, Education, Enforcement and
Expanded Opportunities."

Here are some other good tips:

All parties are here to satisfy their own interests in the
context of collective acceptance

To other points of view
To outcome
To all representatives

Focus on each speaker rather than prepare your response
No interruptions

Speak briefly and with precision
Everyone participates (no sandbagging)

Disagree on substance, or process, without being disagreeable
No personal attacks

Conduct yourself professionally and courteously;
Operate in good faith;
Do not represent the views of other parties;
Look for ways to address not only your own interests but those
others as well.
Be explicit and factual?ask for clarification if confused
Let expertise fuel, not constrain, creativity (?beginner?s mind?

Thanks and hope to see you there!


Learn more here:

Community Contribution:

$5.00 appreciated but not required

This covers: Monthly fees and logistics.

Payment is accepted using:

  • PayPal

Refunds are not offered for this Meetup.

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