Please update your Flash Player to view content.

4x4Wire is for you, your 4x4 and access issues that interest four-wheelers
You, your 4x4, access issues, places to go and more outdoor topics

Ongoing discussion of recreational and environmental issues for four-wheelers
Ongoing discussion of recreation and environmental issues affecting California

Environmental news and information for recreation advocates
Environmental news and information for recreation advocates

Discussion forums covering a variety of 4x4 model technical issues and general recreation topics
Discussion forums covering 4x4 technical issues and general recreation topics


Search 4x4Wire for more on OHV recreation and 4x4 Tech

Recreation Advocate

The OutdoorWire family websites feature news and information affecting outdoor recreation opportunities and access to public lands. 

CA OHV Trust Fund At Risk - Again

SEND BOTH A FAX AND EMAIL

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger - Fax 916-558-3160 (phone 916-445-2841)
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2009 Budget Conference Committee Members

Assembly

Noreen Evans - Fax 916-319-2107 (phone 916-319-2007) (Chair)
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Roger Niello - Fax 916-319-2105 (phone 916-319-2005)
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bob Blumenfield - fax 916-319-2140 (phone 916-319-2040)
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kevin de Leon - Fax 916-319-2145 (phone 916-319-2045)
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jim Nielsen - Fax916- 319-2102 (phone 916-319-2002)
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Senate

Denise Ducheny - Fax 916-327-3522 (phone 916-651-4040) (Chair)
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bob Dutton - Fax 916-327-2272 (phone 916-651-4031)
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mark Leno - Fax 916-445-4722 (phone 916-651-4003)
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Alan Lowenthal - Fax 916-327-9113 (phone 916-651-4027)
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mimi Walters - Fax 916-445-9754 (phone 916-651-4033)
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cut and Paste Sample Letter:


********************************************************************
Dear ,

As a resident of California and a member of the off-highway vehicle (OHV) community, I am urging that as you search for funding for California Sate Parks, you do not attempt to redirect any funds from the Off Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division budget. The OHV Division of California State Parks is completely funded by fees generated by OHV recreation. These user-generated fees should not be directed to uses that have nothing whatsoever to do with how the funds were generated.

In 2005, the California Bureau of State Audits found that Parks misappropriated millions of dollars from the OHV Trust Fund for use at facilities with no OHV opportunity.  Sadly, it appears that Parks is once again attempting to balance its books on the back of the OHV program.

The OHV Division is a nationally-recognized model of a "user-pay/user-benefit" program. This success is due to the State's ability to collect fees generated by OHV recreation on local, state and federal lands, and use these fees to support management of OHV recreation on these same lands. It is essential that both the operations of the State OHV Parks and the grants provided to local and federal agencies where OHV recreation occurs continue in order to maintain the success of this program.

I understand the serious nature of California's budget crisis; however, the state has already borrowed $90 million dollars from the OHV Trust Fund. I again urge you to avoid redirecting any OHV Trust Funds to non-OHV-related projects or programs.


Sincerely,

Name
Address

********************************************************************


Thanks for your attention to this very serious matter.

Don Amador
Western Representative
BlueRibbon Coalition

Dutchmen Recalling Recreational Trailers
Out with the Old... In with the New
 

Comments

No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment

4x4Wire Posts List

OutdoorWire Websites

OutdoorWire

OutdoorWire

Portal page for OutdoorWire Access and Landuse Central Read More
4x4Voice

4x4Voice

California OHV recreation news and information Read More
MUIRNet News

MUIRNet News

News and information about outdoor recreation Read More
4x4Wire

4x4Wire

Off road recreation and news and information Read More
TrailTalk 
Forums

TrailTalk Forums

4x4Wire TrailTalk Forums for 4x4 tech information Read More
  • 1