zerzura wrote:I agree, I don't need to camp on the Esplanade or even A, I would usually camp on E street. There is no department camp for DMV, and I'm sure a number of people will be stuck in the same situation with other volunteer shifts in other departments. Camping beyond G because you are showing up early to work seems to be counter-incentive.
Yes, although . . . the middle streets are not punishment . . . & you probably volunteer because it feels awesome, not because it guarantees first crack at land, because we already know it doesn't anyway . . . & because surely, even getting in early and listening to the orchestra tuning up is still exciting, right?
I sympathize. I volunteer early like you, and I don't camp with my volunteer department. I'm waiting to see if some friends and I get placed. I don't want the Esplanade, A, B or even C. I prefer E, F, G & H. (G street was my first location ever, so it's sentimental, and E & F have been marvelous.) And I admit it, if I ended up on "L" street because of this, I'd love
the view, but I'd be exhausted from all the pedaling.
I hope you bring your concerns about this change as a possible deterrent to volunteerism to your volunteer coordinator or department head (whichever is more appropriate, based on their level of communication with you). The change is a new attempt at organizing the city and solving existing problems whose depth most of us are unaware of.
Maybe the new attempt will work and be worth it. Maybe they'll only use all the land through F. Or maybe there are other people who feel the same and if enough people speak up, there will be some provision made.