Contractors harassed while rushing to complete highway work before parade
On Tuesday, as Caltrans contractors scurried to complete finish work on Highway 140 through the center of Mariposa, recent transplant Becky Barnes-Boers filmed the crews that were working up and down the highway ahead of this weekend’s Butterfly Festival parade.
Calls to MariposaToday.com reported that Barnes-Boers was taking photos, harassing the crews, and other residents. Barnes-Boers gained notoriety just a few months ago in an exclusive two-part MariposaToday.com report (part I and part II) of her Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) lawsuit against the Mariposa Fairgrounds that almost eliminated bus transportation to the fair for some 8,000 attendees. The fairgrounds subsequently solved the issue for this fall’s Labor Day celebration.
Barnes-Boers has previously filed ADA complaints with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, which resulted in lawsuits against Caltrans. She also filed a complaint against the fairgrounds, and has threatened to file complaints against Mariposa County, the Mariposa County Unified School District, and others.