California Off-Road Vehicle Association

SPEAK UP FOR OCEANO DUNES!

July 03, 2020 12:39 PM | CORVA Administrator (Administrator)

The California Coastal Commission is meeting on Thursday, July 9th to deliberate 3 items relating to Oceano Dunes SVRA. Because this is a virtual meeting via Zoom, it is easy for many to participate and have your voices heard. 

Step #1: https://www.coastal.ca.gov/meetings/agenda/#/2020/7 

Oceano Dunes items are all on Thursday, items # TH9a, TH10a and TH11a. Make sure to click the Thursday tab and scroll down to link to the information about these items, including staff reports and recommendations. 

Step #2: https://www.coastal.ca.gov/meetings/request-testimony/thursday/

Sign up to speak via remote testimony. There are a number of questions to answer, then the Coastal Commission staff will send you a personal link via email to enter the meeting next week. This can be done on your phone, tablet or computer.

Important points: 

Coastal Commission staff are unlawfully targeting the park trying to change the nature and purpose of this SVRA enjoyed by off-roaders and paid for solely by off-roaders.  They want to mandate unnecessary measures that would make use of the park by motorized vehicles impossible and unenjoyable. 

Coastal Commission staff have ignored non-motorized areas like Guadalupe Dunes, where extensive conservation measures can easily be implemented, instead are engaging in discriminatory proposals against off-roaders by targeting Oceano Dunes SVRA. 

Conservation measures undertaken by State Parks and paid for by off-roaders' money (literally from our pockets) have been very successful. Expansion or additional conservation measures must be undertaken in other areas, like Guadalupe Dunes and not target our pockets or our park!

Why does the Coastal Commission staff propose creating a virtual wildlife conservation area in the middle of an SVRA? So they can illegally steal money from the OHV Trust Fund, a fund paid solely by off-roaders.

This is taxation without representation! Off-roaders pay for everything at this park, but Coastal Commission staff are proposing stealing the money from our pockets to pay for their efforts to close the park for no better reason than dislike of off-road recreation. 

Please, DO NOT waste this opportunity to voice your opinion

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