The Headlands and Community Center are ours! Sixty-five magnificent acres of meadow and rich riparian land are now recovering from over-grazing and industrial onslaught, while the community celebrates and does its business in the old school house that has been its center for a century. But there is more business needing our attention.
Much of downtown Caspar is still for sale -- at least the 140+/- acres owned by the Caspar Cattle Company. Does anyone have a spare $11,500,000? (The price has just gone up! Was $3.5 mill, but for you, today only, $11.5 mill!) The open space -- now designated a highly scenic corridor -- and the duck pond, the water (now being trucked to Mendocino ...and wasted flushing toilets): how can these be integrated into our community sensibly and with fairness to the whole North Coast?
Would the people of Caspar like to own their future? How we envision Caspar in a decade ... or a century? In a series of meetings beginning in August of 1997, the people of Caspar began talking and dreaming about saving the headlands, preserving the ambiance, and improving and protecting the quality of all life in Caspar. We are a diverse group, and our visions often start out divergent ...but as we seek to share the greater vision, one that preserves community, we find that we have an uncanny shared ability to be patient, inclusive, and to reach consensus about what really matters. The beginning of the unofficial history -- luckily, not much is "official" in Caspar anyway -- can be found on the Caspar Plan page.
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Casparados -- you know who you are -- receive notification of community events and concerns by email, having identified themselves by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We invite you to join in the fun and hard work.
Many residents of Caspar have been actively working to design Caspar's future for years now. We invite anyone interested to come and help: the task is huge, but the work is rewarding. We have already chalked up three big wins -- getting the beach and headlands into the hands of the people of the state of California and securing our own Community Center. Before coming to a meeting, we URGE you read the summary of the planning process, posted on the Planning Archives so you will know what has already been decided, and why.