‘This isn’t a Community Park, its a private rent-a-park,’ Says Letter to the Editor
I read the latest propaganda and alternative facts presented by the Southern Humboldt Community Park Board of Directors on their Facebook page concerning their plans for the Park. As most or all of you know I am opposed to this project or con-job as I call it, I have been called an outsider, detractor, ankle biter, NIMBY and told to “GO KCUF Yourself” by the current Park Board many many times over the years. I have also been sent letters by anonymous people that if I don;t stop, our family house might burn to the ground, In another, if I was seen in town, they will run me over and after a town hall meeting at the Mateel about the Park, I was told if I did not leave right away, my truck might blow up. Well, it didn’t work, but It did make me sell the house we had since 1966. I was told if I didn’t like what was going to happen at the Park, leave! But when people ask me where I’m from, I still say Garberville.
Just because the word “Community” is used in the name, doesn’t make it so. For as much as the businesses in Garberville hate the homeless and trimmigrates that come to the area, what do they think is going to happen with year round camping, concerts and festivals for thousands and thousands of people down at the Park every month? They are planning and proposing a 850 vehicle parking lot at the Park. They claim, currently, the Park attracts 46,000 to 48,000 people each year and wants to increase daily attendance to 800 per day? Let alone the camping, concerts, music festivals and sports tournaments they have requested on top of all of that!
And now, Tim Metz on KMUD stated, they want to install a real big tent down at the Park and have events. Asking for donations to purchase one, between $100,000 to $150,000, Wow, that’s about a 10,000 square foot tent or more? Maybe they come in Mossy Oak?
This isn’t a Community Park, its a private rent-a-park. Here’s what I see, dozens and dozens of porta-poddy’s, every size, shape and color, with pump trucks coming and going on a regular basis, year round 24/7, which to the Park Board is the smell of money…
I would sure hate to be the people getting their water downstream from the Park, if you know what I mean!
I also see hundreds of party goers trying to walk and bike down to the Park on Sprowel Creek Road during these planned events, while thousands of other party goers cars, RV’s, bus’s and local cement trucks, gravel trucks, water trucks and soil trucks try not to hit each other or end up in the river. When was the last time you walked from town to the Park?
Ed Voice & Voice Family
Formally from Garberville/Redway 1961-2015