UPDATE: City Of Clayton Forms Committee To Come Up With Plan On Parking Situation At The End Of Regency Dr., Mountaire Pkwy. Near Mt. Diablo State Park Informal Access Trail

January 16, 2019 13:25 pm · 63 comments

The Clayton City Council discussed the parking concerns at the end of Regency Dr. near the informal access trail to Mt. Diablo State Park on Tuesday night.

After a lengthy discussion, the City Council was unanimous it would not fence off the informal access at that location, according to City Manager Gary Napper.

The council then formed a committee of councilmembers Wan and Wolfe to work with staff, the neighborhood representatives, Mt. Diablo State Park officials, Save Mt. Diablo and other stakeholders to come up with a possible resident parking permit only program on Regency Dr. and Rialto Dr., Napper said.

It was further recognized that resident permit parking only program may need to include Mountaire Parkway and some of its side streets in the Dana Hills neighborhood.

The committee’s decision will be presented for consideration by the full City Council at a future public meeting.

RELATED STORY: City Of Clayton To Discuss Eliminating Access To Mt. Diablo State Park At The End Of Regency Dr.

photo: google maps

concod ygnacio January 16, 2019 at 2:33 PM

So it looks like the rich NIMBY’s will win.

Ano January 16, 2019 at 3:08 PM

It will come and bite them in the butt they will see

Vlad January 16, 2019 at 2:37 PM

God forbid people use the trail to generate visitors to show off our wonderful community. Crying over parking issues gotta love these first world problems

CalOldBlue January 16, 2019 at 2:54 PM

Since this is not a through street, they could increase the parking by striping it for perpendicular parking on one, if not both sides. This would move more cars out from in front of the houses.

grandmato3 January 17, 2019 at 5:52 AM

I agree with this as a possible solution. What will happen is people will park on El Molino and walk that trail to the Regency entrance, then we’ll have folks on El Molino complaining, and on and on it goes.

LimeRidge Larry January 16, 2019 at 2:59 PM

Alright….eye for an eye I suppose. The residents of Lime Ridge will now be putting through a petition to restrict Clayton residents for the use of YV.

Put that in your pipe and smoke it snobby Claytonites.

Rollo Tomasi January 16, 2019 at 5:47 PM

I’ll sign that petition to prevent people from parking on YVR.

Giddyup January 18, 2019 at 7:43 PM

We moved here when Ygnacio Valley Road didn’t even go through. We’ve been paying for it since 1958. I’ll drive on it whenever I want and nobody is going to charge me for it.

Parked January 16, 2019 at 3:02 PM

They will just park on other nearby streets then those neighborhoods will complain. What will they do for all the concerts in the park, parades, Oktoberfest, art & wine festival and all the other functions in town. Will there be permit parking for all of Clayton?

Ano January 16, 2019 at 3:05 PM

DO NOT DO IT! YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW TERRIBLE THE RESIDENTIAL PARKING PERMIT STUFF IS.
I LIVE IN ONE OF THESE ZONES AND IT IS HORRIBLE. ALL BECAUSE OF 1 LADY WHO NEVER STOPS COMPLAINING.

HERE IS WHAT HAPPENS.
1. ALL BUT 1 OF THE 15 HOUSES ON OUR BLOCK LOVE EACH OTHER , HAVE CELEBRATION’S TOGETHER , SWIM AT EACH OTHER’S HOUSES . THIS ONE PERSON USES THE PERMIT STUFF AGAINST YOU . CONSTANTLY CALLING THE POLICE TO COME OUT . SO MUCH SO THE POLICE DON’T WANT TO COME ANYMORE WHEN SHE CALLS. WE HAVE A HANDICAP PASS SO WE HAVE NO TIME LIMIT . SHE CALLS ANYWAY.

2 . THE RESIDENTS HAVE TO PAY FOR THE PASSES EVERY YEAR. THE CITY ISN’T GOING TO COVER IT. THE POLICE NOW ARE IN CHARGE OF THE PERMITS AND THEY DON’T WANT TO DEAL WITH IT EITHER.

3 . WE HAVE 4 CARS WITH 4 DRIVERS IN OUR HOME. YOU HAVE TO TAKE EACH REGISTRATION DOWN THERE EVERY YEAR TO SHOW PROOF THAT THE CARS ARE REGISTERED TO YOU. THIS IS A PROBLEM IF YOU ARE USING A RENTAL OR ARE USING A FRIEND’S CAR, ARE MOVING AND ARE USING A RENTAL TRUCK. REMEMBER THAT PESKY NEIGHBOR WHO LOVES TO CALL THE POLICE . THI’S IS WHEN SHE CALLS. EVERY NEIGHBORHOOD HAS ONE.

4. THEY DO NOT LET YOU BUY OR HAVE GUEST PASSES. SO YOU HAVE COMPANY OVER AND GUESS WHAT THEY GET TICKETS . REMEMBER THAT PESKY NEIGHBOR SHE WILL CALL. MY SON HAS PHYSICAL THERAPIST, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS, AND TUTORS THRU OUT THE WEEK AND GUESS WHAT I’M WATCHING OUT THE WINDOW FOR THE METER MAID SO THEY DON’T GET TICKETS. MY OTHER CHILD CARPOOLS TO SCHOOL WITH ANOTHER CHILD WHO LEAVES THEIR CAR AT MY HOUSE AND THEY COMMUTE TOGETHER . WE PARK ON THE STREET SO THEY CAN PARK IN THE DRIVEWAY SO THEY DON’T GET A TICKET. THIS SOUNDS SIMPLE BUT REMEMBER WE HAVE 4 CARS AND 4 DRIVERS WITH MULTIPLE PEOPLE COMING OVER THROUGHOUT THE DAY SO NOT ENOUGH ROOM IN THE DRIVEWAY.

5. IT IS A CONSTANT JIGSAW PUZZLE.

6. WE MOVED INTO THE AREA KNOWING THAT WE ARE NEXT TO CLAYTON VALLEY SO I EXPECT TO HAVE TO DEAL WITH THE STUFF THAT COMES WITH IT AND WE DO. FOOTBALL GAMES , BACK TO SCHOOL STUFF , AND SO ON. IT’S NOT A PROBLEM. WE ALSO HAVE THE KIDS WHO COME TO HAVE SEX WITH CLOTHES HANGING UP OVER THE WINDOWS IN FRONT OF MY HOUSE , THEY ALSO DO DRUGS. WE JUST WALK OUT AND TELL THEM TO LEAVE. IT HAPPENS A COUPLE OF TIMES A MONTH AND GUESS WHAT IT’S DURING THE TIMES WHEN THE RESTRICTIONS ON PARKING ARE NOT VALID. SO IF YOU DIDN’T WANT TO DEAL WITH THE ISSUES THAT COME FROM LIVING NEXT TO THE TRAIL DON’T LIVE THERE. THE TRAIL WAS THERE FIRST AND IT WILL BE THERE WHEN YOU ARE GONE.

ANY QUESTIONS JUST ASK.. SORRY FOR ANY TYPOS I WROTE THIS ON MY TINY SCREEN WHILE IN A WAITING ROOM.

Clayton native January 16, 2019 at 5:37 PM

Seek a disability attorney to explore suing neigjbor for violating laws specifically that protect the disabled. Especially if they are harassing you and the service provider for your child. So sorry about it.

Jerry January 17, 2019 at 12:14 PM

Just got this in our neighborhood. Such BS! We had a couple of house who didn tlike the CV High kids parking infront of thier homes. Now al the other home suffer. Its such a pain. I lived in SF for 10 years, hated the way parking worked there. Couldn’t agree more, do not do it!

One question I do have. Where does the parking permit money go? Yes you have to pay for it.

ano January 17, 2019 at 6:59 PM

My guess is the money goes to paying for the police to come out every time the crazy lady calls

ano January 17, 2019 at 7:00 PM

or to pay for the big luncheons they have .

Mimi (original) January 16, 2019 at 3:39 PM

Wouldn’t the most prudent move be to expand the end of the street into the Mt. Diablo land a bit and create some parking spaces for hikers?? This would be a better option that forcing people to drive further away to a different trailhead for access.

Rubyvee January 16, 2019 at 4:47 PM

Yes Mimi, it’s so stupidly simple. Put in a gravel parking area on the land at the start of the trail head. We go to Briones often, every trailhead we use has a 8 to 12 ( maybe more I never counted them) gravel parking area at the trailhead. DUH!

Stove January 16, 2019 at 5:04 PM

They could actually connect Regency to Mountain Pkwy and then its a thru street, then make parking area as you say inside the state park area, but they will charge for parking there if they make a parking area, no more free access.

IMO Regency and Mountaire should of been connected many years ago, but im sure the same NIMBYS didnt want that and complained.

RunnerDope January 16, 2019 at 3:45 PM

There’s over 200 ft of parking on both sides of the street at the end of Regency Dr. past the last houses. That’s enough for 20 cars. I’ve been up there over a hundred times and have rarely seen people park up past the houses.

If they end up requiring parking permits, I hope they allow unfettered access to those 20 spaces that aren’t in front of anyone’s house.

Old-school guy January 16, 2019 at 6:26 PM

20 cars?? Not the way some people park; leaving 10 feet between cars.

RunnerDope January 17, 2019 at 10:13 AM

Look at the Google Earth aerial view for Regency Dr. There are 14 cars parked below the houses with room for 6 or 7 more, if parked similarly.

John Muir January 17, 2019 at 8:47 PM

The video of the clayton council meeting talked about some restricting on some or Regency. ALL the open spaces like you commented on will be open to public. It said there are several areas on Regency and Rialto that have open space areas that would seen to accommodate all the parking that hikers need.the video says the residents are open to working with the city.

Stove January 16, 2019 at 3:49 PM

HAHAHA soon residents in that area will have to buy $50 yearly street parking permits in order to park on the street in front of their house all because they got mad other tax payers were using their street. Thus also block us tax payers from parking there and thus restricting public use of public property which the public paid for. Its unfortunate now for everyone these NIMBYS are such complainers, where they moved into the situation and knew beforehand and likely paid premium for that access that now basically will become their private use.

Kendall January 16, 2019 at 3:50 PM

That is still exclusionist junk. For the sake of maybe 20 homeowners who are close enough to be affected by the parking situation, a greater community of outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers will lose the most direct access to Donner Canyon, the Waterfall Loop, one of the most direct routes to the summit and countless other amazing sites. And the City of Clayton will be on the hook to enforce it. The needs of the few obviously outweigh the needs of the many. And the offenses of the few warrants punishment of the many. What nonsense! This is a homeowner issue put upon the City of Clayton and the greater outdoor community!

Clayton Native January 16, 2019 at 4:00 PM

Swim parents will revolt if Dana Hills goes permit parking only. Also, how can people visit friends and family? Do I as a resident now need to pay for a visitors pass everytime my kid wants to visit a classmate? Really stupid and will cost Clayton so much defending lawsuits.

Stove January 16, 2019 at 5:06 PM

No, they wont provide guest passes, you either have to park in friends driveway or risk tickets.

Just me January 16, 2019 at 4:09 PM

How about trying to understand what the issue really is? It isn’t about the neighborhood saying no to access, they just want something done to improve the current circumstances. Unfortunately some people are rude, block driveways and leave their garbage. Why should anyone have to put up with that? It is called respect and not many have it anymore, as evidenced on this site

aDingoAteMyBaby January 16, 2019 at 5:23 PM

It really seems like the initial issue was about restricting access based on the request for a fence to block the public trailhead. Unfortunately, those in favor of solving this lost a lot of support because of that. Now it looks like this has shifted to a desire to kick the can down the road to other neighbors who will end up with the parking mess. I don’t think there’s a “get off my lawn” option here for the end of Regency. There are already laws in place that penalize people for parking in front of driveways and littering. The folks fighting for this are better of looking for solutions are aren’t all or nothing. How about asking if the city will paint the curb red two feet on each side of a driveway and enforcing that space as such? That way if a home owner has someone in the space, they can make a call to the PD. Let’s see if the city will include litter cleanup a couple times a week when the city workers are already out and about. I suspect there will be plenty of support for options like this.

LimeRidge Larry January 16, 2019 at 5:31 PM

Just me,

It is clear from your message that you are one of them. Your rights to use YV are about to be restricted. We are putting a petition together to make sure no one from your neighborhood can use YV.

Eye for an eye.

-LimeRidge Larry

Kendall January 16, 2019 at 6:34 PM

SOME people are rude, so penalize EVERYBODY? And it may not be about denying access, but the solution proposed, umm… well… it denies access. So you need to rethink.

Ano January 16, 2019 at 9:31 PM

AGAIN YOU MOVED THERE KNOWING ABOUT THE TRAIL AND PROBABLY PAID MORE FOR IT. THE TRASH AND PARKING COME WITH THAT.
READ MY ABOVE POST YOU ARE GOING TO KICK YOURSELF IN THE BUTT IF YOU GET RESIDENTIAL PARKING PERMITS. I LIVE IN ONE OF THESE ZONES AND DEAL WITH NOW THE REPERCUSSIONS FROM A CRAZY NEIGHBOR WHO INSISTED ON THEM.

I CHOSE TO MOVE INTO A SCHOOL ZONE SO I KNOW I HAVE TO DEAL WITH IT.
HERE IS SOME ADVICE. PEOLPLE ARE NOT GOING TO STOP GOING TO THE TRAIL . THEY WILL JUST PARK FURTHER DOWN THEN BE MAD AT YOU FOR DOING THE PARKING STUFF AND YOU WILL GET VANDALIZED AND TRASH THROWN ON YOUR LAWN.
SO BEFORE YOU GO INTO REQUESTING RESIDENTIAL PARKING PERMITS TRY SAYING HELLO TO THE TRAIL SEEKERS, SPARK UP A CONVERSATION, OFFER THEM A WATER BOTTLE , TELL THEM THE PROBLEM , PUT OUT A BIG TRASH CAN FOR THEM TO USE .
THEN ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS EMPTY IT ON TRASH DAY.

YOU WILL ALWAYS HAVE THE FEW THAT ARE RUDE . THEY ARE IN EVERY PART OF LIFE. TAKE IT WITH A GRAIN OF SALT. MOST THINGS CAN BE SOLVED WITH A SIMPLE CONVERSATION

DONT KICK YOUR OWN BUTT

concord ygnacio January 16, 2019 at 10:24 PM

@ANO: I know I speak for a lot of people: can you please stop typing in all caps? It’s annoying and disrespectful and I ignore your posts.

Ano January 17, 2019 at 2:02 AM

PS. AS I STATED BEFORE IM WRITING THIS ON A TINY SCREEN WHILE IN THE WAITING ROOM. SO ALL CAPS IS THE ONLY WAY TO SEE IT

Itsme January 17, 2019 at 11:13 AM

@Ano. We can all see the time stamps of your posts, you’ve really been in the waiting room for 12 hours? Hope your still not there, it’s approaching 24hrs!

Please find the settings on your phone and increase the font or display size. Stop making your problem everyone else’s problem, sound familiar anyone?

Ano January 17, 2019 at 12:54 PM

Nothing I do is your problem. If you don’t like it don’t read it. @ it’s me yes sitting in the hospital while a family member has an urgent long surgery is rough but it is what you do for family. Don’t worry though I am home now and will be back to teaching your children tomorrow. Peace and good afternoon

Hiker January 16, 2019 at 4:19 PM

Guess I’ll be parking on El Molino or Weatherly

grandmato3 January 17, 2019 at 6:01 AM

My point exactly! I’ll simply park further out so those streets will feel the impact, what will Clayton do then? Block all the streets near Mt. Diablo?

Vandy January 16, 2019 at 4:42 PM

This whole thing makes me sick. They didn’t want to go for the fence because the locals want to keep their access, while excluding outsiders. Mt. Diablo doesn’t belong to just those who live next to it. Its a public street even if the residents are rich enough to afford their permits. Its should be available to everyone.

Scoob January 16, 2019 at 4:51 PM

The residents here have been complaining about this for decades, and The City of Clayton has done nothing. They could alleviate some of the problems by making these streets court shaped rather than dead ends. This would make turning around easier. I’m sure a ton of cars use the last house on the left’s driveway to turn around, which must be annoying when it is numerous times a day. There is a steep drop off at these locations, so a parking lot or road down to one would be expensive to build, but it could be done. This is a valid trailhead, so this “informal” BS is just that. I also do not see one “Please Don’t Litter” sign, or trash can along there, which might really help with hikers dumping their trash. There are always inconsiderate jerks among us, and with increasing population there are more and more. But hikers tend to be pretty eco-conscious, and I think they would use trash cans if available. The City should work with the park and non-profits to find a better solution than permit parking. That is the lazy solution. I hiked there so many times as a young man that I am bored with it now, but we need to keep this open for future generations. Ideally a parking lot should be built on park property.

hehaseesaw January 16, 2019 at 8:00 PM

these are old jealous people that hate seeing young people park there with friends and have the ability to go walk and have fun when they cant.

Homeowner January 16, 2019 at 8:35 PM

Unless the fine for the parking tickets is something absurd it won’t stop people from parking there. Once the car is ticketed it can then stay there until whenever since they can’t give multiple tickets. So unless they are planning to ticket and tow i don’t see this stopping people from parking there. They could also start parking on other streets and then you will have more people complaining and next thing you know all of clayton will be permit parkung.

Anonymous January 16, 2019 at 8:49 PM

I hike in at the end of Regency Dr. regularly. It is a public trail in a state park which I am a resident of. I do park on the city street which is a public road. I do not live in Clayton, I live in North Concord. This trailhead is my closest access to the park. I was introduced to this access by a Mount Diablo docent who led a hike to the waterfall trail there probably some 30 years ago. I am a hiker, photographer, and a plein air artist. I can run over to the park, do a quick painting and be home in time to pick kids up from school.

This park is there for everyone to enjoy, not just Claytonites, not just Regency Dr. residents. I have never blocked a driveway, I have never boxed another car in, I have never littered on your street and I have never used someone’s driveway as a turnaround. If someone cannot turn their car around in the street without using someone’s driveway to do it , they need to learn how to drive. Perhaps if neighbors called the Clayton police to ticket cars parked improperly and the Clayton police actually acted upon such phone calls that would get people to stop parking improperly.

Giddyup January 16, 2019 at 9:51 PM

Wow, look at what Cemex has done to that mountain. Disgraceful!

Silva January 17, 2019 at 2:29 PM

And hideous!!

Giddyup January 17, 2019 at 4:30 PM

No kidding!

Hiking Family January 17, 2019 at 7:58 AM

We park on Regency Drive to access Mt. Diablo. I have seen the trash and those that partially block not only the resident driveways but also the fire lane. It has been my experience that it is NOT those who use the access point on Regency Drive on a routine basis to be the problem. It is the people who come from out of the area or use it rarely that are the significant issue. They do not have a vested interest in maintaining it.

Something does need to be done there. Parking Permits might not be a bad idea, but do not limit it to the residents only. There are many ways that this could be played out. My thought on permits involve providing a variety of permits. For Instance, the various permits could include the following types:

1. Resident permits.

2. One day use only permit, which is limited to the end of the street where access to the trail is located. Provide a self serve kiosk next to the fire lane. By limiting the area where one day use permits could park, will limit how many people will use this access point, and hopefully help the home owners.

3. A City issued monthly or annual day use pass. These pass holders could park in front of the homes on any roads that have access to the trail. The pass holders will have their information on file with the city. Anyone who blocks driveways with these passes lose the right to renew them or hold them again.

The city should also provide trash cans. Paint portions of the curbs near the driveways red, and paint the curb in front of the fire lane red. The permits would generate funds for the city to maintain the paint and cleaning the trash. Parking tickets would also generate additional funds to the city.

Ano January 17, 2019 at 12:59 PM

As some of the commenters have gotten off track . Please stay focused read my posts explaining the repercussions of enforcing resident permit parking only. Do not kick yourself in the butt.

Cowellian January 17, 2019 at 1:52 PM

Ano, I am sorry that you have been stuck in a waiting room. Trying to post with my phone is frustrating for me. Touch screens all seem to hate me. But whether I’m on my phone or at my computer, I have a really hard time reading all-caps posts, especially if they are long posts. They just bother my eyes. So unfortunately, I just scroll right by them, unread.

John Muir January 17, 2019 at 2:53 PM

ANO. Obviously when you go and enjoy the hiking on
That street, you are only there for 1 time. Can you imagine the residents that live with it EVERY weekend. And a little history lesson. Those houses were built prior to that being an official trail head. It use to be hated off for cattle. So maybe you should do more research. Also, dont you think it is a little SELFISH of everyone putting their own weekend activities ahead of the residents. Also, seems to me since this a a city residential street that it is a CITY issue and not state park issue.

Just my 2 cents.

Giddyup January 17, 2019 at 4:27 PM

The problems described are being created by people accessing the state park trailhead. It sounds like a state park problem, not a City of Clayton problem. The state park needs to provide reasonable access which does not inconvenience the residents, if the trailhead has become that popular.

It is possible that if people visiting the trailhead started parking nose in rather than curbside, they might start a trend that would allow more people to park closer to the end of the street without disturbing the residents.

Huh? January 17, 2019 at 3:00 PM

The issues are not to worry about resident parking. I thought the post by voice of Reason made sense. Let the residents decide if they like the restrictions. We should be concerned about the state closing it. Remember, we are walking down an incline past a locked gate to get to Regency Gate

John Muir January 17, 2019 at 3:32 PM

Hopefully the city works with the residents and all sides compromise and resolve the situation to alleviate the issues so that both the residents and the public can coexist and enjoy the beautiful trails.

If everyone was a bit more respectful of both the environment on the trails as well as the streets and surrounding areas it might help. But again there are always some hikers that screw it up for everyone. Since parking is such an issue why not park at Mitchell and hike the extra mile. After all aren’t we out there to enjoy the scenery and get some exercise.

Just a thought.

Huh? January 17, 2019 at 3:43 PM

You make sense but I go to avoid the fees. I’m ok with parking at the end for free if they don’t close the entrance. I only go on weekdays and a few weekends a month

Kay January 17, 2019 at 4:31 PM

I would encourage all those on here who are saying that these are NIMBYs to actually watch the footage of the public comment on this on tne Clayton City website. None of the residents have a desire to close off access to hikers. They’re asking for a solution that works for everyone and many of them had no issue with leaving portions of Regency Dr open to hikers. Several of them also had interesting stories about people urinating in their yards, littering, people changing in the street and even one instance of two people having sex in front of their children’s bedroom windows. I wonder if anyone of you are saying this is unfair would like that happening next to your house. The city is trying to find a compromise that works for all and is also soliciting input from the state park.

ano January 17, 2019 at 6:57 PM

I do live with this as I live in the Clayton Valley area and hate the permit parking . see above posts. I have children having sex in their cars in front of my house and doing drugs both during school hours and not. My kids yell mom they are making babies in the car again. I just go out tell them to leave.

Do NOT do residential permit parking. I am telling you your neighbors will hate you like we do the one lady who insisted on the signs and restrictions. Do not be “that” neighbor. Everyone area has one , do not be it.

You will hate the repercussions of permit parking. Just wait until you want to have a get together and no one can park close to your house or heaven forbid you need therapists or aids at your house like I do and you have to watch for the meter maid. They do not give visitor permits for you to keep at your house. this they say is out of fear that you will sell it .

Listen carefully DO NOT DO IT . Listen to someone who lives it everyday. You will also be sued for discrimination from handicap persons as it discriminates against them.

So if you are that head strong about doing something to fix a “problem” then PONY UP to pay for a parking lot for them.
any questions just ask

newreader January 17, 2019 at 9:22 PM

Kay. You make some good points. A win/win is always best for everyone.I viewed the video and people are being subjected to a lot of inconvenience because of people like Huh? that goes there for free instead of the official park entrance.

John Muir January 17, 2019 at 5:31 PM

Well.. I can see both sides but poking the bear ( i.e. antagonizing the residents) probably not the smart thing to do. All it takes is for them to get legal representation and who knows what could happen. I would just let cooler heads prevail and see if the city can work something out for everyone. But the negatives that are being posted almost seem like an attack.

Good luck..

John Muir January 17, 2019 at 8:03 PM

Not to add to the frenzy. But parking permits work in several cities including my old city of San Francisco. Residents purchase permits and are given parking g stickers for bumpers or placards. They are also given several guest placards. And.. neighbors are neighborly and work together borrowing guest placards when they each have family get togethers. So it is proven and it does work if implemented right. Perhaps Clayton should do some homework..

Btw this was in SF Sunset district. Also there was also public parking spots on the streets as well. So again it has proven to be effective if done right.

newreader January 17, 2019 at 8:30 PM

i am reading all this and realizing that the people that are most vocal have no skin in the game. Ano is all wrong on permit parking. If she was right, non of the cities would have it. There are so many cities that have it fir the benefit of the residents who cannot park by their homes. Maybe she should visit SF or Berkeley and try to park in certain neighborhoods. I have friends in both and I get a visitor permit when I am there. The residents cannot have visitors now so they are asking the city for help. I hope the city doesn’t close the street . Ano thinks the residents should pay for a lot . Perhaps she doesn’t know about Mitchel Canyon. The parks guy at the meeting said there is room there for more cars. Maybe she needs to watch the video rather than spout off

Ano January 18, 2019 at 6:57 PM

@newreader. I am correct. I have lived next to clayton valley high school for 10 years. Everything in my posts is accurate. Do not tell me what we deal with Everyday. I listed multiple other options . One of my other neighbors commented the same thing. You must be the crazy lady who insisted on the permit parking to begin with. Just know every other neighbor dislikes you.

Original G January 17, 2019 at 9:49 PM

Close and decommission all trails up towards Mt Diablo that do not start from Mitchell Canyon trail head OR put in more parking lots.

Mark Laupler January 18, 2019 at 11:22 AM

You know,

I have been reading some of these ridiculous posts. The last person seems to hit the nail on the head. It sounds like this was never really an official entry o. Regency. When I hiked it couple years what was used off Regency was a gated Fire Access road.
So not sure how that would qualify as a valid entry point to a state park. Seems like that’s a Emergency Fire Access point and not an entry. If that is the case, maybe it should be treated that way and lock it down for emergency vehicles only.

But again I haven’t hiked there for couple years and do not frequent the park as often as others seem to.

Newreader January 18, 2019 at 12:02 PM

Mark. U r right. To reach Regency Gate ( which
Is no longer a Gate) you have to either hike down an embankment at the dead end or go around a locked gate that is the fire road that is accessed from Regency for emergency fire fighters

Mark Laupler January 18, 2019 at 12:45 PM

Ha, that’s a 1st. Thanks, I kinda remembered it that way. It was a gravelly step road. It is definitely not what I would call a hospitable entrance that’s for sure.

Anyway. I’m sure it is gonna get resolved one way or the other.

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