Action Needed for pro OHV bill Cal City

Wayne_Nosala

Well-Known Member
Immediate Action needed.



To all Off roaders who love coming to California City.

We need you to send a letter to
Carrie Cornwell
Chief Consultant Senate Transportation and Housing Committee
State Capitol Room 2209
Sacramento, CA 95814
916 651 4121 or fax 916 445 2209

Please send your support of the California City Senator Roy Ashburn Bill SB 615 to permit the California City Council to designated trails within California City to allows Off Road access in the city.

Fax this to Carrie today they have hearing coming up May 5, 2009


Wayne
 

Wayne_Nosala

Well-Known Member
Could not find the edit botton....Release is supposed to read like the following

Immediate Action needed.

To all Off roaders who love coming to California City.

We need you to send a letter to
Carrie Cornwell
Chief Consultant Senate Transportation and Housing Committee
State Capitol Room 2209
Sacramento, CA 95814
916 651 4121 or fax 916 445 2209

Please send your support of the California City Senator Roy Ashburn Bill SB 615 to permit the California City Council to designate trails within California City to allow Off Road access in the city.

Fax this to Carrie today they have hearing coming up May 5, 2009


Wayne
 

big ed

Active Member
Have not been to Cal city.....yet but this sounds like a good letter writing cause. Keep up the good work!
 

Vtr_Racing

Well-Known Member
Please send your support of the California City Senator Roy Ashburn Bill SB 615 to permit the California City Council to designate trails within California City to allow Off Road access in the city.

Fax this to Carrie today they have hearing coming up May 5, 2009


Wayne
Details on SB615? Any links??
 

Wayne_Nosala

Well-Known Member
So it appears Sierra Club is playing hard ball on this

What this has to do with saving endangered critters is beyond me :(

And some of you readers wonder why its so friggen hard to get one trial opened

Please write and support SB 615

Wayne

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Hi everyone, please put out this . Our favorite NIMBY, as usual they do not understand what they are talking about. We need to get calls and letters out. ED



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From: CNRCC Desert Forum on behalf of Terry Weiner
Sent: Sun 5/10/2009 9:54 PM
To:FORUM@LISTS.SIERRACLUB.ORG
Subject: Action Alert- Please call Monday on SB 615

All,



Those of you who attended the CA/Nevada Desert Com. meeting this weekend heard a bit about the proposed legislation, SB 615, to allow ORVs on city streets of 200 square miles is size. Please call members of the CA Senate Transportation and Housing Committee Monday to oppose this bill. It would create public safety issues, add more noise and air pollution, further burden law enforcement and set a bad precedent for other cities to follow.



The hearing on the bill is Tuesday May 12th. I have copied the bill language below.



If you do not have time to call all of them, please call the chairman of the committee and the chief consultant:



Senator Alan Lowenthal, Chair, Senate Transportation Committee -- (916) 651-4027



Carrie Cornwell, Chief Consultant for the Committee -- (916) 651-4121



Ask to speak to the staff person who is working with the senator on SB 615 and if you get voice mail, leave a brief message with your name, where you live, and why you oppose SB 615. If passed, this legislation would make the current widespread problems with ORVs even worse.



Thanks very much,



Terry



CALIFORNIA STATE SENATE TRANSPORTATION AND HOUSING COMMITTEE



MEMBER'S contact numbers:



Sen. Alan Lowenthal, Chair : 916.651-4027

Ms. Carrie Cornwell, Chief Consultant: 916.651.4121



Sen. Robert Huff (Vice Chair): 916.651.4029

Sen. Roy Ashburn: 916.651.4018

Sen. Mark DeSaulnier: 916.651.4007

Sen. Tom Harman: 916.651.4035

Sen. Dennis Hollingsworth: 916.651.4036

Sen. Christine Kehoe: 916.651.4039

Sen. Jenny Oropeza: 916.651.4028

Sen. Fran Pauley: 916.651.4023

Sen. Joe Simitian: 916.651.4011

Sen. Lois Wolk: 916.651.4005







BILL NUMBER: SB 615 INTRODUCED

BILL TEXT





INTRODUCED BY Senator Ashburn



FEBRUARY 27, 2009



An act to add Section 21101.5 to the Vehicle Code, relating to

vehicles.



LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST





SB 615, as introduced, Ashburn. Vehicles: off-highway motor

vehicles.

Existing law prohibits a person from operating an off-highway

vehicle upon a highway. However, off-highway motor vehicles issued an

identification plate or device may cross highways or be driven or

operated on a local highway under specified conditions.

This bill would authorize a local authority of a city having an

area of at least 200 square miles to adopt rules and regulations, by

ordinance or resolution, to temporarily allow the use of public

streets under its jurisdiction by off-road vehicles for a period of

not more than 18 months if, after a specified public hearing,

specified conditions are found to exist.

The bill would also authorize the local authority to issue permits

for this purpose and to charge a fee to cover the costs incurred by

the local authority.

Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no.

State-mandated local program: no.





THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:



SECTION 1. Section 21101.5 is added to the Vehicle Code, to read:

21101.5. (a) A local authority may, by ordinance or resolution,

adopt rules and regulations for temporarily allowing the use of

public streets by off-road vehicles under its jurisdiction when the

following conditions are, after a public hearing, found to exist:

(1) The local authority finds and determines there is substantial

and continual off-road vehicle activity in the portion of the street

recommended for temporary off-road vehicle use. This finding and

determination shall be based upon the recommendation of the police

department or, in the case of a street in an unincorporated area, on

the joint recommendation of the sheriff's department and the

Department of the California Highway Patrol.

(2) The street has not been designated as a through street or

arterial street.

(3) Off-road vehicle traffic on the street supports substantial

recreational activity and imposes significant burden on local public

safety services.

(4) The closure will not substantially or adversely affect traffic

flow, safety on the adjacent streets or in the surrounding

neighborhoods, the operation of emergency vehicles, the performance

of municipal or public utility services, or the delivery of freight

by commercial vehicles.

(b) A street may be temporarily designated for off-road vehicle

use pursuant to subdivision (a) for not more than 18 months, except

that this period may be extended for not more than five additional

consecutive periods of not more than 18 months each if, prior to each

of those extensions, the local authority holds a public hearing and

finds, by ordinance or resolution, the conditions set forth in

subdivision (a) continue to exist.

(c) The local authority shall mail written notice of the public

hearing required under subdivision (a) or (b) to residents and

owners, as shown on the last equalized assessment roll, of property

adjacent to the portion of the street where a temporary use by

off-road vehicles or extension of temporary use is proposed.

(d) Regulations adopted under this section may provide for the

issuance of permits to off-road vehicles for the use of the streets.

The local agency may levy a reasonable fee to cover costs incurred by

the agency.

(e) This section shall apply to cities having an area of at least

200 square miles.

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TomJeeps

Well-Known Member
Funny don't remember them all over proposals for bigger trucks on State Highways, what damage could an OHV do on a city street:confused:, just sounds like to same old double standard to me in people speak anyway...TJ
 
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