Tag Archives: Signs

Criminal activity and human concerns



Let me begin with comments made in “letters “(Citizen 8/7) accusing some of “championing the holding of a grudge” regarding
the Drake’s Bay Oyster Co. Stating facts is not “holding a grudge”,
It is stating facts. The suggestion that DBOC supporters are responsible
for creating friction ignores the constant drumbeat attacks on the Lunnys personally and the DBOC in general, to say nothing of the trespassing , defacement and theft of the “Save our Oyster Co” support signs perpetrated by enemies of the DBOC .

To state that this is criminal activity by cowards punishable by law is not “holding a grudge.” I won’t erode my soul by hating anyone-but I will reserve the right to take issue with behavior and other positions.

Those who oppose DBOC appear to completely ignore the human concerns implicit in the loss of home and jobs of 25 families. The detractors have left that as a mess for someone else to clean up. While the families will have
support for a while, sooner or later. with the lack of affordable housing
the kids will have to be removed from an already challenged school
district and the community will suffer.

The impact on the community is constantly ignored in favor of saving a piece of “the wilderness.” What is the establishment’s definition of “the wilderness” anyway?

There is a tunnel vision to what I read from DBOC detractors and
absolutely no sense of local community impact. Humans are not factored into any vision from this quarter.

Oh, by the way, if the displaced workers have to drive all over creation for housing and employment creating auto emissions, is that more environmentally sound than their previous situation?

Finally, if you lay up your treasures with the system, you’ve given away your power to it. .Since park scientists have been exposed as lying, why do you side with them?

What if you change your mind? Our local conversation means nothing to the Feds- this is a dichotomy where Washington DC is in this community but not necessarily of it. Thank you

Charlie Morgan


“A” frame signs taken from Town Commons


Last week two “sandwich boards” where taken from the Town Commons. One advertised the Silent Auction at the Dance Palace on May 25th and the other the Holstein 100 in August sponsored by West Marin Senior Services. Both events are major fundraisers for these essential community organizations.

In the course of investigating what happened I learned the 2001 Point Reyes Station Community Plan, Policy CL-4.2b – Signs states “No portable “A” frame sign (sandwich boards) shall be allowed.” This policy, I have been told, has not been effectively enforced, witness the sandwich boards up and down main street. The policy has other provisions that very specifically constrain signage much of which is also clearly not effectively enforced.

In renovating the Town Commons, West Marin Commons hopes to create a more hospitable space for residents and visitors. A display case has been installed that we plan to use to feature events in town and guide visitors to essential services. When implemented it should obviate the need for signage.

In the meantime, it seems appropriate to have a discussion regarding the Signs Policy to both inform residents and business owners and consider how the intent of the policy can be achieved. I have asked the Village Association to take up the matter at the monthly meeting on Thursday, June 12th at 7:15pm at the Dance Palace. I call on all interested parties to participate in the discussion.

I call on the person(s) that removed the signs to return them to the Dance Palace and West Marin Senior Services. The vigilante action to arbitrarily remove these signs doesn’t serve anyone or accomplish anything. Honest and direct communication between members of the community as individuals and organizations is what a village is all about.

Mark Switzer

Board Chair, West Marin Commons