Parking Fees at Linda Mar

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The City of Pacifica has applied to the California Coastal Commission to implement a fee parking system for the two lots at Linda Mar Beach. The revenue from these fees will be used for facilities maintenance, to hire two rangers, and to improve snowy plover signage.

Here’s the application: http://documents.coastal.ca.gov/reports/2011/12/W20a-12-2011.pdf

And if you want to attend the hearing, you can find that info here: http://www.coastal.ca.gov/mtgcurr.html

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Capra
2 years ago

"Improve snowy plover signage"? What a friggin joke. This all just sounds like a BS reason to milk more money from the public in an already crappy economy.

piss_shiver
2 years ago

Even though I'm tenda-footed, I'll find a way to get free parking, from afar (when I visit Linda).

sandcastle
2 years ago

I'm in favor of it. So what? Six bucks or whatever it will be for a surf session. No big. And it might trim the crowd down a tiny bit.

4444
2 years ago

I'm too lazy to read it on an iPhone. Is there a monthly or yearly option like most Cali state beaches?

Broseidon
2 years ago

@4444: There is, but why would you want a mark of shame on your vehicle?

fullybrah
2 years ago

saw this one coming. i hate everything these days.

spamhole
2 years ago

More revenue collection to increase police state funding?
What will the rangers do? Write more parking tickets?
I'm in. Deep...

Capra
2 years ago

The rangers will generate more revenue of course by citing you - for walking your dog in the snowy plover protection area. And of course, we need them to cite anyone who dares have a bonfire with his wife or lights a firework in the sand on the 4th of July. Very important job those rangers have! ;)

piss_shiver
2 years ago

Coastal access should be free. It should have been structured differently, but that argument of how to tax is a difficult one: Get the users, or get the general populous. If you don't use it, you lose, but if you do, then great. The argument for the non-users is always a quite selfish one: "WHY SHOULD I HAVE TO PAY, MAKE THE USERS OF THE RESOURCE PAY" But what message are we sending here? A selfish one IMO. Sigh... nearly all motives are fucking selfish. Sad.

bbichin
2 years ago

From the pdf, it looks like they plan to offer a $50 annual pass. Hope that is true AND they actually publish how to obtain an annual pass.

I think this is a reasonable idea overall. Someone has to pay to hire the guys to empty the trash cans, clean the lots, fix the showers, and clean the scat off the bathroom floors.

4444
2 years ago

Thnx for update. I agree 50 bucks is fine a year. A little annoying but so cal beaches have been like this for a while. a litle annoying but not the end of the world...

piss_shiver
2 years ago

4444 and all others pro this usage based initiative: Inch--->Mile, QED. :(

Rev.MCC
2 years ago

feelings...
mixed...
If they really want to protect the plover they should go after all of local off leash dog walkers...

Oh wait it's easier to put in parking meters...

King of Kooks
2 years ago

The City is doing us a solid by making us think twice about riding crap waves.

piss_shiver
2 years ago

KoK, shoots, scores, LMAO.

cosmogenic
2 years ago

But in the main SoCal/LA-OC spots the meters don't need to be fed until 9AM so the dawn patrol is Ok.

piss_shiver
2 years ago

Haha cosmo I love your avatar so much for so many reasons :)

fatnewt
2 years ago

Snowy plover signage, you've got to be kidding me. I just double checked the actual document to make sure. Absolutely ridiculous. At least you're the next county down from San Francisco, otherwise you'd have the red moon rock maniac trying to re-landscape your lot as well.

piss_shiver
2 years ago

You know we totally have to do before and after shots of the rocks...shits a crying shame :/

Quadrafino
2 years ago

Neither of the two links mentions any yearly permit info?? Its a state beach so if it went along with the other state beaches it would be $10/day and $125/annual permit. $50 a year sounds a lot better than $125? Though I was one of the first to point out the shame in a "Lindy Lot" sticker I would probably buy one at $50 since I take the kids there fairly often and surf there enough (south winds) that it would make financial sense to buy the permit rather than pay as you go. The biggest drawback to this would be having the yearly permit then showing up on a crowded day and having nowhere to park! you've already paid a price but not a reservation. Much of the time I surf I park in the ComCenter lot, but I can't imagine that will stay free once this goes in......

obsfobsf
2 years ago

I am not trying to sound egotistical, but sheesh! who would pay to surf closeouts at a crowded kook beach where either your life or your board is in danger?I'd rather surf where i do, even if it's exposed to all conditions and i get my ass handed to me. That is much more appealing then paying to be bored and irritated. Maybe it's just a personal ,issue that it takes a lot more to get my juices flowing then gutless closeouts.I'll stay where i am at surfing powerful,windblown,awesome a-frames.

Rev.MCC
2 years ago

Hey I've had some fun waves at this beach..
And there's that nice long left that happens now and again...

Cbrody
2 years ago

nothing I will ever have to worry about

tmadison
2 years ago

Did anyone read the Ocean Beach proposal that was posted about a week ago? This is exactly what they are planning for OB as well...

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