This letter will go out tomorrow. I would love everyone that has received a ticket to join in on the fun. I am guilty as charged, very unhappy, and extremely disappointed in the MRCA.
Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority
5810 Ramirez Canyon Road
Malibu, CA 90265
RE: MRCA Donation
Dear Mr. Edelman,
I was fortunate enough to spend a very nice day hiking the Temescal Canyon Loop in February. Although I’ve been to Los Angeles many times, this was my first time to your park. My girlfriend and I enjoyed taking pictures on a sunny day as we hiked up and down the mountain. It was a great experience and I would love to do it again. I visit our local, state, and national parks often and am always happy to pay the nominal fees to enter.
In fact, I had such a nice experience at your park I’d like to make a $100 donation to the MRCA. Your dedication “to the preservation and management of local open space and parkland, watershed lands, trails, and wildlife habitat” is admirable.
About a month after our visit, I was reminded of the pleasant experience when I received a letter from your staff. I was surprised the following month, when once again, I received another letter from your staff.
I would like to send this donation as soon as possible. Unfortunately, money is tight these days and I have a small favor to ask. I would appreciate a refund of the fine and late fee I incurred for an alleged “traffic violation”. As the registered owner of the car, I paid the $100 fine, plus the $10 late fee, plus the $2.95 “convenience” fee. When I called your staff to ask for a refund they suggested I contact my bank.
In addition, I would like to thank you and your staff for sending me the video of my car, with no apparent driver, slowly passing by the beautiful scenery. Your prompt payment of $112.95 will allow me the necessary funds to send my donation and once again return to your lovely park.