By Michael G. Stogner
Update: March 27, 2020 1:30 PM Good News SMC Parks are Closed
This should be a no brainer, COVID-19 is a Virus with no cure, no vaccine, we don’t know how it spreads, we have first responders who wear PPE getting infected and San Mateo County Leaders think its ok to encourage people to leave their homes after Governor Newson issued a Stay in Home order, on top of San Mateo County Health Shelter in Place order. This is like the President saying go to Church on Easter Sunday.
From: Sabrina BRENNAN <email@example.com>
Subject: CLOSE ALL SMC COUNTY PARKS
Date: March 27, 2020 at 11:37:01 AM PDT
To: Nicholas Calderon <NCalderon@smcgov.org>
Cc: Don Horsley <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Deborah Hirst <email@example.com>, Chris Hunter <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Please apply common sense and meet the moment!
San Mateo County Parks message to “Keep Parks Open” is inconsistent with Scott Morrow’s message to the public and is giving the public the idea that it is just fine to go to your favorite park or beach. Your decision to keep County Parks open is straining local resources, especially the grocery markets, and absolutely increasing the COVID-19 pandemic.
Yesterday, the public got into a yelling and screaming fight at the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve after hours and sticks and logs were being thrown by visitors who appeared inebriated. I’m concerned that another bloody fist fight might breakout on the Pillar Point Bluff Trail as was the case not that long ago when an off leash dog walker got into a physical altercation with visitors and the Sheriff had to intervene.
Governor Newsom’s decision to close State Parks was wise; please follow his lead. I urge you to close all County Parks including the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve. Please take action and close County Parks TODAY before the weekend!
Sabrina Brennan & Aimee Luthringer Moss Beach, CA
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Dave Pine <email@example.com>
To:Michael Stogner,firstname.lastname@example.org,Adam Rak,email@example.com,Herb Perez and 57 more…Fri, Mar 27 at 1:21 PM
We initially held off on closing the parks given the importance of getting outside and exercising and doing things for the good of one’s mental health. But because of the overwhelming crowds at the parks, people not practicing social distancing, and the shortage of park personnel, we made the call today to close all the County Parks. A public announcement will be going out soon.
Supervisor, District 1
San Mateo County Board of Supervisors
400 County Center, 1st Floor
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 814-3103 (m)
Beckmeyer, Sue <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To:Michael Stogner Fri, Mar 27 at 2:16 PM
The County Manager has closed all county parks as of today.
Regards,- Sue Beckmeyer Pacifica Mayor pro Tem