|Can you guess which pile is support and which is opposition?|
I was able to read all the correspondence from Planning, about the Traffic Use Plan, and how the County tried three times to get the funding for a sidewalk for Marin Horizon School, so they would actually consider participating in the Safe Routes to School program.
I read emails from the DPW, asking "who said there was a risk?" and a response "the school has determined the risk." Seems the parents don't want to walk their kids down Evergreen, and the road use studies indicate that Marin Horizon is having a hard time adhering to their Use Permit.
I was able to read letters from the original "Traffic Calming Committee" and the walkabouts, where it was suggested that if the parents were concerned with safety, they should use the sidewalk on Montford, then Linden Lane - and walk on the South side, where there is plenty of room to walk, between Linden and Melrose. That idea was rejected because they would have to walk past the "Senior Housing."
I saw many form letters from the school.
I read letters from a parent of a child at MHS, who stated that Evergreen was the most direct route, so she would like a sidewalk. I saw photos of happy, smiling children, walking five abreast, sharing the road with a car. The car was three feet away from them.
I read a letter from a concerned parent on Evergreen, which mentioned he was afraid of the big yellow bus, so he wants a sidewalk.
I read a letter suggesting that MHS switch their big yellow bus for two smaller shuttles.
Also, I was able to read the letter from my neighbor, which Steve Kinsey referenced in our conversation. Curiously enough, he led me to believe that she asked him to just build the sidewalk.
Her letter actually said,
"Do it, or don't do it - just get it over with - do what is right."
Full report to follow.