Trust Neighborhood Meeting on July 25, 2018 at 6:15PM

A delightful fundraising meeting was held at the home of one of our Tiburon neighbors on, July 25, 2018, at 6:15 pm.

The members of TRUST, other involved parties, and our host and her family gathered with perhaps 20 neighbors to describe the various facts of the situation concerning the Martha property. The speakers were Richard Wodehouse (chair of the TRUST board), Bill Lukens (TRUST attorney), Jerry Riessen (of Tiburon Open Space), Brad Nelson (of LOCATNA homeowners association), Chris Wagner (member of TRUST board), and Starr Porter (a concerned neighbor).  The  forms of support that are needed by TRUST were described in detail, as well as the needs of Tiburon Open Space (TOS). Many questions were asked and answered.

Many neighbors, right then and there, opened their checkbooks to aid in funding the TRUST lawsuit. Others donated on this website the next day… so we keep getting closer to our goals to complete the current litigation every day. Thanks to everyone that donated!

And remember that funding the various lawsuits concerning the Martha property, as well as the possible purchase of the property from the Reed family, will demand a continuing effort over time – that will be so worth it!

Plaintiff’s Memorandum of Points

For some great reading, please check out the following pdf that shows the Martha Company’s request for summary judgment and the TRUST response.

Trust Public Meeting July 16, 2018, 6PM

TRUST held a public meeting at the Tiburon Council Chambers at 1505 Tiburon Blvd on July 16th, 2018, at 6pm.

About 25 people attended the meeting. Richard Wodehouse, chairman of the TRUST board, opened the meeting with a presentation concerning the nature of TRUST, showing some beautiful pictures on the big screen of the Council Chambers. Bill Lukens then took over the podium and gave detailed information concerning the legal process to save the trails on the Martha property as a public resource. Mark Reed and his son Will both attended the meeting and Bill let them come up and describe things from their perspective. Jerry Riessen of the public organization Tiburon Open Space (TOS) gave a deeper historical perspective about the many steps taken to keep Marin and Tiburon as open as possible. Tracy Gary, a long-time fundraiser newly working with TRUST, described some of the fundraising possibilities.

Snacks were served and everyone that attended came to a better understanding of TRUST and TOS and the future of the Martha property.

The meeting was publicized on a one page brochure left in hundreds of mailboxes many neighborhood volunteers. The brochure is shown below: