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.... its natural beauty, or are development that is wrong"
By OEL MILLER vember. George Charles, a commit· 'woula' have exl'<~udE~d aignlcull.~· :"'11 anxious to sell?" Kortum Chrales said. ' .
Staff Writer Some opponents argued the teeman who, witli his family, (from access roadnrrIVic:::inn..,. .. ·..... ed. ItIn Santa Cruz COUIltY is w~s
SANTA ROSA - The problem proposal was too rigid, created have been landowners in West con'lmitt~man William Taxes and age will force. the felt that · natural arroyos would '
of public entry to coastal waters an undue hardship on existing Sonoma for three generations, asked. s e eventually," Charles said, pr,ovide suitable access," Kor-isn't
peculiar to California, the property owners, and set up undertook a landowner survey. ItI didn't ask,." Charles t: 'r'~t they would like to see it tum said. '
Ad Hoc Committee on Tidal Ac- a costly system of closely spac- He said he had time to contact plied, "but they want to~ be . stay in its natural state until "That is only in the general
cess was told this week as it ed parallel public roads. only a few landowners, and these free to deal with tract purc that' time." plan," Kovatch reminded him.
gathered ammuniton fqr a gen· Porponents said it applied on· were' between Jenner and Fort ~rs and object to corridor ~airman A. E. Galli' asked "It is not an ordinance."
eral debate next Friday. ly to lands withdrawn from ag- Ross. cause they would cut up P WiY. many landowners had a~ ,"Bordered trails blended into
Oregonians are asking access riculture, set up a system of Charles found that Sonoma land." Pllid for Agricultural Preserve the landscape should not offend
every three miles along the trails, not roads, and provded County Coast ASSOCiated, four "Even though corridors w S s. anyone," Kortum insisted" The
coast after having been denied that . natural arroyos be used owners, allow acces to their ' not occupy prime land?" Ko ......;A~ planning commission re~ number of accesses is negoti-use
of a beach by a motel, for the rights of way -- not strip of coast without charge asked. . or~ntatives said "Hardly any." abl~. The intent should be to
staff member George Kovatch valuable land suitable for de· from Jenner to Russian Gulch, "We did not discuss Pro '~Some are willi~ to sell for keep an open coast."
told Thursday's committee velopment. although one gate is kept locked tion B," Charles reiter ~~.oj)rice," Charles said," and "Do you feel the entire ct)ast
meeting. The proposition also would because of fire hazard. HThey fear the ope ratio SOIIle bought to sell." line should be open?" Kovatch
Maine is demanding the right have held up permission granted Charles, Black arid Eckert, he eminent domain proceedi~ . I'There are many ideas here asked. '
of access for fishermen, he by the supervisors to Sea Ranch s,aid, charge $1.25 a car. "Even paid access is ft)W ~~li -remarked, "We must :'Yes, without qualificaH)n,"-
said. British Columbia and Ha- developers to block off toe coast Carlos Call of Fort Ross was threatened, and that is why, .QQII1e up with a plan." saId Kortum. "The entire coast
waii are working to protect pub- the length of their estate-de· quoted as sayiijg his charges are here," Kortum obse voters didn't appear to must be open for proper nan-lic
use of tideland. Lucky Florida velopment in exhcnage for land didn't cover liability insurance "What do the landowners s all points of coastal ac- agement of natural resources."
has no problem because the coas- suitable for a coast-river park. premiums. the county role?" " Kortum said referring "I can't figure a need for
tal terrain guarantees natural The board asked the commit- Charles said landowners he "Relaxation of strict to the defeat of Propos i- coastal control of bluffs," Ko-access.
tee to tackle the problem , of had contacted wanted subdivi- ments for sanitation B. "Perhaps it should be vatch responded.
The Ad Hoc committee was what methods should be used sio~ prices if forced to sell to for public use of the ded. We are dealing with "Secenery is just as important
formed by the Sonoma County in guaranteeing access, if any, WhICh many have a long attach. Charles suggested. "'WJ''''~!lnhi(1 variables, yet strin- as marine life," Kortum replied.
Board of Supervisors after a to tidelands reserved to the mente "Would the owners like words must setthe measure At this point Galli said the
bitterly fought proposal to' re· public by law, and to gather "Did they comment onthefact the land remain open and s." whole question would be debated
quire subdividers to provide ac- all facts 'and viewpoints, includ- that Proposition B (the defeated 'Then we must set out new next Friday. Staff member Jo-
. cess rights at mile intervals ing those of landowners. S@noma County access mea~ure) (See COAST, " said Galli. "Agricul- seph D. Rodota distributed a re-
~nt down to defeat last No· --'-"'-~r, 1Ir-" was never invOlved," KoJ;'- port on available federal or
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state enhances the beauty acquiring coastal lands as sug-of
the coast. gested by CommitteemanJoseph
"It i~ the fact that there are McClelJand.
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