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Alta Sierra trail abandoned

The future of trails in Alta Sierra are on the line after the Alta Sierra Property Owners Association voted unanimously to abandon a trail project after hearing neighborhood protests.

The recreation trail that would have followed a 1969 easement along Rattlesnake Creek caused an uproar from property owners who felt it would bring criminals to their backyards and rob them of their privacy.

“This sets the precedent for all trails in Alta Sierra,” said Trails and Recreation Coordinator Mark Larroque. Larroque was one of three A.S.P.O.A. board members not present at Monday’s board meeting.



Six board members cast their vote one week after meeting with residents living in “Alta Sierra Estates Twenty” a subdivision which lies within Alta Sierra and surrounds Rattlesnake Creek on Stinson and Ball Roads. Nearly 70 home owners staked signs in their yard in protest of the trail.

“After hearing what residents had to say about it we figured it was better not to pursue it,” said A.S.P.O.A. President Joe Mayer.


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