When the State of CA took over Navarro Beach, it took bids from logging companies to exploit the local resource because they could make money, & avoid responsibility at the same time. |
<--- My cartoon assumed they would have to hire someone to remove the wood, but they aren't that dumb and a long patrician history usually gives "their" resources to the highest bidder. By "avoiding responsibility" I mean the state only had to negotiate a contract with one white-collar professional instead of a 50 brown-collars. Whereas before, Navarro beach was the site for tourist campers, 4th of July fireworks, and beach parties. Very few locals use the beach now, because it appears to belong to a tourist agency in Sacramento that discriminates against locals, and the firewoods' economic resource is now concentrated in one manageable contract rather than spread haphazardly among those scrappy hicks (efficient!).