Garberville Town Square Enclosed With Bright Orange Fence
“The fence is real,” explained Cordova in a phone call to the Redheaded Blackbelt as the fence went up around her. Later, she told a friend at the Square, “I wasn’t in anywhere and suddenly I was in.”
Cordova held up her phone so we could hear a statement from a deputy with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department to a growing number of individuals gathered inside the fence.
“This is private property,” he said. “It is owned by the Board. It will be open for tomorrow for Farmer’s Market.” After the Market ended for the day, he said, the square would again be closed.
Josh Sweet, a business owner who was part of the decision to put up the fence, declined to interviewed but did say he was acting with the permission of the Garberville Town Square Board. He read a sign posted in the area to us.
We apologize but the Town Square is temporarily closed due to the alarming amount of disrespect, uncontrollable bad behavior, alcohol, drug use smoking, unpermitted dogs, loud and inappropriate, unsanctioned parties and violence.
We will be open for the Farmer Market and available for pre-approved private events. Anyone who is not authorized to be here will be trespassing and prosecuted under the law. Thanks for your understanding and patience.
We look forward to reopening as soon as we can find some solutions to some very difficult and complex issues.