- The SSMHOA has an agreement with the California Coastal Commission to maintain the pathway from up to Topsail. Fees paid by the homeowners cover the expense.
- The distance of the path we maintain is ½ mile.
- The City of LA built and maintains the fence closest to the lagoon. We built and maintain the fence closest to the homes.
- The path and area around it are not maintained by our landscaping crew.
- There is a team of homeowners that monitors the path. For four years Richard Cervantes (Topsail) managed the path and improved it significantly. Richard found a new contractor, Coastal Pacific Landscaping, which provides maintenance three to four times a year. The budget is $5,000 per year. The new “path manager” is Kay Barancik (Lighthouse), who started in October. Thanks for all the hard work, Richard.
- The SSDBRT (Silver Strand Doggie Bag Replacement Team) consists of John Conner, EJ (Tigre) Sheets and Jon Moryl. They keep the doggie bag containers stocked and ready for dog walkers. We really appreciate their commitment to provide this convenience.
- Approximately 1,500 people use the path per month. We expect an increase due to new units under construction in the area.
- The path is covered with decomposed granite with a binding agent. It should absorb light rainfall. In the case of heavy rain, we have installed various drains on the path. Note: we are aware of the large puddles from the recent rains and are working on installing additional drains.
- Homeowners along the path sometimes have water spraying onto the path which can damage it. Letters are sent to alert the homeowner.
- If it has wheels, please don’t use it on the path—it can damage the path especially if wet.
- Dog urine doesn’t damage the path.
- The City of LA empties the trash bins on Monday and Friday mornings.
If you have any feedback or concerns about the path, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Submitted by Kay Barancik