Petition Update

Costa Mesa hopes mysterious walkway doesn't lead to fine

Benjamin Yessayian
Costa Mesa, CA

Oct 15, 2013 — How does council member Steve Mensinger know it was volunteers who made the trail that goes through critical federally protected habitat? If so, which volunteers? It sure looks like a professional trail to us. Who gave them the ok to do it? Most professionals aren't going to just show up at a nature park and put in a DG trail without permission, especially in an area marked with 5 signs that say "BIOLOGICALLY SENSITIVE AREA KEEP OUT."
Plus, it's rather interesting how the $650,000 worth of parking lot lighting that Mensinger wanted for Fairview (a park that closes at dusk) links up to these same trails.
By the way, we are just out to protect the parks biological and cultural resources and don't think it's right to destroy endangered wildlife or wildlife habitat. The last bit of nature and undeveloped open space we have left in our otherwise built-out city is priceless and should be protected for generations to come.