From reading up on the published puma project papers I learned that while they come very close to people, they do so when feeding. Daytime they go further out. Females with cubs go to even more remote areas. I do believe that more humans around will make the cats less present, but they will still come around at night.
Yes, cat pee, Kat_P, cougars......one can have a field trip here :)
It is a nice coincidence that I go by Kat, that I am a Leo and have quite the luck with big cats.