STATE PARKS RESPONSE TO APRIL 19, 2021 LETTER

Response by Eddie Guaracha, Superintendent Diablo Range District. Red highlight added to emphasize his focus on “Road Maintenance” NOT Safety.  Read the April 19, 2021 Letter to Understand how Eddie Guaracha Totally ignored the request to: “implement a safety plan to protect all park visitors traveling through the Mt. Diablo Scenic Blvd Danger Zone.”

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2020 FEBRUARY STAKEHOLDERS MEETING

Eduardo (Eddie) Guaracha, Diablo Range District Superintendent scheduled the meeting and provided the Agenda below. Participants were Kathy Urbelis, Diablo Community Service District Board Member, Eric Niles, Head of The Athenian School, Allision Knapp, Deputy Director Contra Costa County Public Works, Chris Lau, Contra Costa County Assistant Public Works Director, Lidia Gutierrez, Diablo Ranch Estate (HOA Representative),Mt. Diablo Scenic Residents, Nicola Place and Hal Seibert. Apparently, nothing was accomplished. No other Stakeholder Meetings were scheduled.

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2019 December Stakeholder Meeting

Eduardo (Eddie) Guaracha, Diablo Range District Superintendent scheduled the meeting and provided the Agenda below. Participants were Kathy Urbelis, Diablo Community Service District Board Member, Eric Niles, Head of The Athenian School, Allision Knapp, Deputy Director Contra Costa County Public Works, Chris Lau, Contra Costa County Assistant Public Works Director, Lidia Gutierrez, Diablo Ranch Estate (HOA Representative),Mt. Diablo Scenic Residents, Nicola Place and Hal Seibert. Apparently, nothing was accomplished, except to schedule another meeting.

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CHP JURISDICTION: “DANGER ZONE” MT. DIABLO SCENIC BLVD

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has Jurisdiction on Mt. Diablo Scenic Blvd. Unfortuately, the CHP has REFUSED TO PATROL THE “DANGER ZONE.” Why isn’t California Vehicle Code (CVC) 21751 & 21752(a) Enforced in the “Danger Zone?” CHP has NOT replied to the letter below. We have sent several follow-up emails and phone calls. The CHP…

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211,565 VEHICLES TRAVELED THRU THE “DANGER ZONE” FY 16/17

Mount Diablo State Park Statistical Report 2016/17 Fiscal Year “PAID DAY USE (vehicles traveling up) = 176,304 Double 176,304 to include vehicles traveling down South/North Gate Roads = 352,608 Majority (60%+) of vehicles travel up/down South Gate Road thru the “Danger Zone” = 211,565 Vehicles are only counted when South Gate Kiosk is staffed In…

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