|Posted by Aaron Eaton on May 21, 2012 at 11:50 PM|
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Dear CORVA Members,
TELL STATE LEGISLATORS TO PROTECT THE TRUST IN OUR OHV TRUST FUND.
MAKE CALLS AND SEND EMAILS TODAY IN TIME FOR THE MAY 23rd HEARING.
YOUR voice is needed to STOP a proposal by two state senators to gut the OHV grant's program. Their plan is to take $21 Million from the OHVTrust Fund will basically zero out monies available for grants tomaintain FS and BLM trails, to support local county sheriffs and otherOHV-related law enforcement, to fund county OHV parks and to restoredegraded trails to a natural condition.
The Sustainable Parks Proposal was heard in Senate Budget Subcommittee #2 on Resources, Environmental Protection, Energy and Transportation, which is chaired by Simitian. CORVA attended the hearing and delivered testimony against taking funds from the OHV funds. Sen. Jean Fuller, R-Bakersfield, was also reluctant to support the proposal, saying she gets more letters from constituents in favor of the off-highway programs than any other issue. You and yourfriends must do the same thing for the hearing on May 23rd.
Here are some key bullet points to make when talking with yourlegislator:
Our OHV Grant Program is a program that works! The clarity is such thatwe understand the funding; we know where the money is coming from andhow that money is spent. It works and it works effectively.
Over 40 years ago, Republican and Democrat legislators realized thatpeople within the Parks System did not appreciate off-highway vehiclerecreation. Consequently, OHV was given some autonomy within Parks andan OHV Division was created.
These visionary leaders wanted a strong, organized program thatincluded law enforcement, the remediation of land and education withan understanding of where you can recreate legally. It works.
It makes no sense to move the money from the OHV Trust Fund to CA Parks. So please ask your legislator to oppose the Senator Simitian proposal to take trust fund monies from our OHV Trust Fund.
Go here to contact your state legislator.
THANKS for your Support!
The California Off-Road Vehicle Association
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