There Is Still Time To Help A Longstanding & Well Run Seaplane Business In California
Nothing seems to escape the anger and wrath of dedicated NIMBY’s once we enter California, one could think. Sausalito based Seaplane Adventures, run by Aaron Singer with family is no exception to this unfortunate rule. A small group of local residents have made it their goal to get their problems dealt with. Complaints about noise and possible impacts on wildlife have now prompted Marin County officials to recommend modifying the company’s use permit to limit the number of daily flights, though one option would be to prohibit seaplanes from Richardson Bay altogether. The county Planning Commission is set to meet at 1 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Marin Civic Center to consider a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors.
We had last reported about Seaplane Adventure’s planned flights between Sausalito and Lake Tahoe on May 29th, when a disturbing comment from a local resident popped up, reporting of mounting concerns from local residents and indicating the desire for relief from the authorities. At the time we reached out to Mr. Singer as well as Seaplane Pilots Association officials, in attempts to help spur some sort of proactive information exchange between involved parties and stakeholders.
According to marinij.com some residents of Strawberry point area have now managed to mount enough support for their concerns to trigger a reaction from Marin County officials. Further research into the matter reveals a tremendous amount of comments in support of the company on social media channels, which has been around the bay for 70+ years.
Also only shared via social media was (supposedly) Aaron Singers plea for support from locals, which appeared under one of the countless strings of comments. In it, the August 28 meeting is announced and a personal request to friends and acquaintances for Letters Of Support to be sent to Kate Sears, Maureen Parton and Jeremy Tejirian.
With only 5 days remaining, time appears to be of the essence and we kindly ask our readers and friends to share and help get as many letters sent to decision makers prior to the hearing. Experience shows that such hearings are often rude and unfair, as our common way and style of communication seems to have suffered tremendously, over the years.
Of course our editorial staff will be writing individual letters to the planning & commission staff members and will update on the progress throughout the coming days and weeks.