Dave Brast

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Supported a comment by Leslie Adler-Ivanbrook on Coast Guard Neighborhood Renewal 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Leslie Adler-Ivanbrook
Some ideas that are not currently serviced in our community would be great to include in this new development. Garden space- the community garden at Toby's has just been closed and there are many people who do not have the ability to grow food at their residences. Swimming pool- there are many swimmers in this community who would benefit from year-round swim exercise without driving over the hill. There is also a need for swim lessons for youth, which is not fully served by Waterdogs in the bay during a short summer period. Community recreation center, including for art practice. The benefit of increased housing opportunity to a diverse range of people, which hopefully reduces the housing squeeze in West Marin, is of course the primary benefit!
Supported a comment by susan brayton on Coast Guard Neighborhood Renewal 1 month, 3 weeks ago
susan brayton
1. It is not true that this project is subsidized by the federal government. There are many different places where funds come from, including our community.
2. The earlier project you speak of is likely Pt. Reyes Affordable Homes, which was developed by EAH (Ecumenical Assoc. for Housing), not CLAM.
3. CLAM and our partner Eden, like every other affordable housing organization - must abide by fair housing law, and this can place restrictions in order to ensure that there is equal opportunity for housing.
4. It is CLAM's strong desire that this housing is used to support locals who need housing, while also providing a fair shot to others with the same need, given the fair housing law.
Commented on Coast Guard Neighborhood Renewal 1 month, 3 weeks ago
There were 2 such projects, one sponsored by EAH and WMESH (West Marin Ecumenical Senior Housing) and one by EAH and WMAAH (West Marin Association for Affordable Housing) and both were subsidized by the Federal government and therefore were subject to Federal rules as to eligibility. Some local people were worried that this would attract out-of-area applicants, but in fact it didn't. If you think about it, you might be able to see why. Anyway, as you point out, this will not be an issue here because there is no Federal funding involved.
Supported a comment by susan brayton on Coast Guard Neighborhood Renewal 1 month, 3 weeks ago
susan brayton
I do have a concern about the privacy of the residents. It is their neighborhood. I would like to see a Commons space that can be shared by residents on the property and the local community. There should be some thinking done on the impact of tourism.
Supported a comment by Bill Kern on Coast Guard Neighborhood Renewal 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Bill Kern
As I was leaving the meeting today I tried to make a cell phone call. No connection, at least where I was. I only tried from one spot, so I don't know about cell reception throughout the entire neighborhood. I know cell reception can be iffy at best in many West Marin locations. For safety and convenience this issue should be considered.
Supported a comment by jeff f on Coast Guard Neighborhood Renewal 1 month, 3 weeks ago
jeff f
I will be long gone, most likely, by the time this project comes to fruition. But I would hope that the ambient light will be considered so that our town/region might keep our night skies unaltered and beautiful.