Below is an excerpt from an article in today's Peninsula Clarion. It's nice to see the city is making some progress in managing their lands and protecting the dune areas.
"During his manager's report, Koch said he was considering alternatives to the orange plastic fencing material placed around the north beach dunes to keep people from trespassing through the ecologically sensitive area.
He said Mayor Pat Porter suggested possibly building elevated walkways over the dunes, including some viewing platforms, and posting signs directing pedestrian traffic away from the sensitive dune areas. Koch said he has located a potential $600,000 grant funding source, though he said the walkways probably would not cost nearly that much.
Earlier in the meeting, the council unanimously passed Ordinance 2317-2008, which prohibits trespassing in the dune areas. Violations would be punishable with a fine.
City Attorney Cary Graves said the fine range is zero to $500, but if the city stipulates a standard amount, the courts would be somewhat limited in what amount could be imposed. The council agreed to have the standard fine be $500."