Have a safe and pleasant trip.
Assuming the passport office cooperates in expediting my
renewal tomorrow, I'm going to be out of the country -- ask me
privately if you want details -- and probably away from email
this Saturday until February 16. So I will unfortunately be missing
this month's meeting.
Jeanine Ring and I will be driving down to L.A. for the
Thursday Feb. 17, and may have one or two extra spaces in the car
anyone wants to carpool (depending whether or not Eric Dupree
to come with us).
In the meantime, there is an important hearing on Weds., Feb.
skateboarding in the city, if anyone is available to attend.
of course it doesn't go far enough, this is an effort to get some
positive changes to the law. See details below. My own hearing
the Board of Supervisors Rules Committee to get on the task force
not yet been scheduled, by the way, but I have gone to a couple of
group's meetings (though I'll miss the next one along with this
Yours in liberty,
<<< Starchild >>>
From Skateboard Task Force Chair Ted Loewenberg <tedlsf@s...>:
> 2. VERY IMPORTANT SESSION FOR SKATERS
> The Land Use Committee, chaired by Sophie Maxwell, will hear
> testimony on Sup. Ma's revision of MTC 100. That is our
> that Ms. Ma has agreed to carry for us. I believe Ms. Maxwell is
> co-sponsoring the bill. It is vital that as many of you attend
> speak as possible in support of the bill. In summary, the bill:
> a. makes it legal to skate at night, with proper lighting or
> reflective gear
> b. expands skateboard use from residential sidewalks only to also
> business district sidewalks AFTER BUSINESS HOURS
> c. calls for the city to educate and inform skaters of their
> and responsibilities while boarding
> d. cleans up obsolete language in the regulation
> e. leaves room for other interests (BMX, in-line skaters, etc.)
> insert their own provisions for rules changes. The Task Force did
> presume to speak for non-represented groups.
> Major talking points:
> 1. the law is designed to cut skateboarders a little more slack
> remaining within the acceptable State of California rules
> the roadways.
> 2. Skaters will still continue to skate as they are now. It does
> effectively change the current state of enforcement.
> 3. It is important that ALL users of the public sidewalks share
> space safely and responsibly. The task force will take the lead
> outreach program.
> That's the deal. The hearing will be held on Feb. 9th, at City
> probably room 263 at 1:00 pm. Please make every effort to attend,
> bring your friends who skate. This is the part of the political
> process where our ideas turn into changes for skaters.
> Please let me know if you have any questions. I will send out