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[[File:Bolinas California aerial view.jpg|thumb|Aerial view of the Bolinas beach]]{{tnr}}A '''Bolinas Beach No Camping Advisory Vote, Measure H''' ballot proposition will be on the {{nov03ca2009}} in {{marin}} for voters in the Bolinas Community Public Utility District.<ref name=cbs>[http://cbs5.com/localwire/22.0.html?type=bcn&item=MARIN-MEASURES-23-09 ''CBS 5'', "Nine local measures on Marin ballot November 3", October 23, 2009]</ref>
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[[File:Bolinas California aerial view.jpg|thumb|Aerial view of the Bolinas beach]]{{tnr}}A '''Bolinas Beach No Camping Advisory Vote, Measure H''' ballot proposition was on the {{nov03ca2009}} in {{marin}} for voters in the Bolinas Community Public Utility District, where it was '''approved.'''<ref name=cbs>[http://cbs5.com/localwire/22.0.html?type=bcn&item=MARIN-MEASURES-23-09 ''CBS 5'', "Nine local measures on Marin ballot November 3", October 23, 2009]</ref>
  
The question on the ballot will be, "Shall the Bolinas
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The question on the ballot was, "Shall the Bolinas
 
Community Public Utility District request a County Ordinance which prohibits
 
Community Public Utility District request a County Ordinance which prohibits
 
camping on the Bolinas Beach full time and year round?"
 
camping on the Bolinas Beach full time and year round?"
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==Supporters==
 
==Supporters==
  
Bruce Bowser, a former secretary for the Bolinas Beach Committee, supports Measure H.  He says that Bolinas is the only private beach that allows public camping and that "visitor" campers and the homeless are camping on the beaches.
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Bruce Bowser, a former secretary for the Bolinas Beach Committee, supported Measure H.  He said that Bolinas is the only private beach that allows public camping and that "visitor" campers and the homeless are camping on the beaches.
  
 
Bowser also said that the current county ordinance that prohibits camping on weekends and holidays is ineffective and loosely enforced and, as a result, the beach is being soiled with human waste and beach fires are creating a hazard.<ref name=cbs/>
 
Bowser also said that the current county ordinance that prohibits camping on weekends and holidays is ineffective and loosely enforced and, as a result, the beach is being soiled with human waste and beach fires are creating a hazard.<ref name=cbs/>
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==Opponents==
 
==Opponents==
  
Magi Barror, the district's appointed Beach Committee Chairwoman, say that Measure H is not necessary because:
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Magi Barror, the district's appointed Beach Committee Chairwoman, said that Measure H is not necessary because:
  
 
* Problems have been reduced.
 
* Problems have been reduced.

Revision as of 07:57, 7 November 2009

Aerial view of the Bolinas beach
A Bolinas Beach No Camping Advisory Vote, Measure H ballot proposition was on the November 3, 2009 ballot in Marin County for voters in the Bolinas Community Public Utility District, where it was approved.[1]

The question on the ballot was, "Shall the Bolinas Community Public Utility District request a County Ordinance which prohibits camping on the Bolinas Beach full time and year round?"

Supporters

Bruce Bowser, a former secretary for the Bolinas Beach Committee, supported Measure H. He said that Bolinas is the only private beach that allows public camping and that "visitor" campers and the homeless are camping on the beaches.

Bowser also said that the current county ordinance that prohibits camping on weekends and holidays is ineffective and loosely enforced and, as a result, the beach is being soiled with human waste and beach fires are creating a hazard.[1]

Opponents

Magi Barror, the district's appointed Beach Committee Chairwoman, said that Measure H is not necessary because:

  • Problems have been reduced.
  • There are fewer campers now because of the existing weekend ban.
  • Campers do not cause most of the problems.[1]

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 CBS 5, "Nine local measures on Marin ballot November 3", October 23, 2009