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is not criminal trespassing, and not a

which could take years.

police matter.

“You paid him $80,000 to harass

“We’ve gone to State Sen. Richard

me,” Morgan told Patterson and

Pan’s office, and he has asked the

Peletta. “I’m not trying to be

Attorney General for an opinion on

harassed or cause problems for the

the easement question,” Patterson

police.”

said. “Sen. Pan isn’t taking a position

The city’s payments for

on this, but he’s willing to ask the

“recreational” easements are a touchy

question. We’re waiting to see what

subject with the city council and city

the AG says. If they say the public has

attorney’s office. The payments may

access, we tell the property owners, oh

be a colossal waste of taxpayer dollars. well, too bad, so sad.” Morgan believes she’s being singled Or so the Grand Jury declared last summer.

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out when she walks along the levee. She sees other people walk without being confronted. She wonders

Simply walking on the levee is not criminal trespassing, and not a police matter.

whether it’s because she’s outspoken. Peletta and Patterson didn’t want to speculate. They steered the problem of confrontation—how bad things can happen when people get upset.

confrontations between you two. Please, do not be confrontational.” Morgan had no problem with that.

for generations—has control over all

Like so many other people in Pocket

uses along the levees, from repairs to

and Greenhaven, all she wants is the

public access.

chance to freely walk the levee and

A few homeowners still insist they own the levees, but nobody has been willing to put the issue before

enjoy the river. “If I can walk in peace, I’m fine,” she said. “You have my word.”

a judge. A homeowner could sue a levee walker for civil trespass, but that would require the homeowner to prove the state doesn’t hold easement rights. Simply walking on the levee

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