Vote Yes on “B” for Beaches
Don’t let Them Lock Up Your County Beaches!
Don’t Be Fooled by costly advertising and scary cartoons about alleys to nowhere, corridors to cliff tops and “unusable” strips of beaches. If they want to keep the beaches locked up for private use you can be sure they’re worth fighting for. When a multi-million-dollar international corporation buys a 14 mile stretch of Sonoma’s coast for an exclusive luxury second home colony, you can believe what they say about it.
Here’s What They Say in Sales Literature:-
*”It’s the loveliest stretch of unspoiled Sonoma north coast” with “ocean-sculpted cliffs and sandy beaches.”
*”You can fish in tidal pools, surf fish, picnic on the sandy beach.”
*”Here the ocean is at its most dramatic, sending white breakers surging against the wide beaches.”
*”Fourteen miles of private waterfront for swimming, riding, hiking, and fishing.”
*”And when we say private, we mean just that! The beaches are reserved for the exclusive use of residents and their guests. To guard against public trespassing, all persons are required to have a gate pass. In addition, a full-time security patrol is on duty…”
Why All The Fuss?
The developers original use permit called for public access to the coastline. Later, public access was barred and an undeveloped river-mouth park site was substituted instead.
Coast Not For Sale!
Sonoma’s coastline can’t be bartered and is NOT FOR SALE at any price! Proposition “B” reserves the public’s right of access to beaches at reasonable intervals if (and only if) coastal land development would shut off access. Agricultural land is not affected and access would not interfere with residential development. There are dozens of natural access ways near streams and arroyos.
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