The dirt and gravel roads of the Big Mesa are private, and though sheriff’s deputies have always enforced vehicle code on them, the county recently determined that there was no legislation allowing them to do so. While county staffers draft such an ordinance, Bolinas residents and the town’s public utility district are grappling with the large number of cars either stored or lived in throughout town. A utility district committee recommended stepping up vehicle code enforcement. David Briggs

For years, sheriff’s deputies have enforced vehicle laws on the crisscrossing, unpaved roads of the Big Mesa in Bolinas. Yet a current effort taken up by the utility district to address the number of people living in and storing their cars in town has inadvertently led the county to discover that it had no authority to enforce the . . .

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