So it's either a) the city and state government just suck at everything, or b) there's something specific going on with Del Mar Mesa.
I hope it's just incompetence. But my suspicion has been that there are property developers who want things delayed, and they're exerting influence this way. Every separate event that occurs raises suspicion further. That's why I'm trying to help make this as public as possible, for the trail users and outdoors folks of San Diego.
In the meantime, they need volunteers! Friends of Del Mar Mesa treasurer Preston Drake will hold a trail clearing project Jan. 25 and needs volunteers to help clear Angel trail. Volunteers will be asked to pick up debris, cut pampas grass, and trim hedges. More information here.
Look at all those trails! All off-limits right now, thanks to whatever's going on.