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Prop 40


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Are you aware of California Proposition 40? It is on the California
March 5 ballot.

It looks like a $4.3 billion (Cost in 25 years) state version of
CARA. This proposition is in addition to the proposition 12 funding
approved in the year 2000 election (some of you may remember
Villaraigosa praising the benefits of this spending measure in Sierra
Club sponsored advertisements).

The Director for the Anza Borrego Foundation announced that this was
the perfect time to leverage trust moneys for matching funds and buy
up ranches. He claimed the aging ranchers no longer wanted their
lands and their heirs were wanting to sell. The importance of habitat
acquisition contiguous to USFS and other public lands was
stressed. When asked how much of Proposition 40 money was designated
specifically for trails: there is none.

Now, they want more money.

The advertisement campaign promoting the proposition on the
television is called "Our Land Our Water." Their website is

You can register to vote up to two weeks before the election.

Get out and tell your friends and recreation associates to register
and vote against proposition 40.

<font color=yellow>Paige<font color=yellow>


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folks-remember, these are the same folks who want to use your green sticker money to help close down riding areas. more taxes and registration funds to stop YOUR activities. don't be fooled by clean this and safer that. it is about controlling your ability to recreate in the way THEY want you to play.

If your gonna go, go BIG


Well-Known Member
This is a great issue to bring up. We off roaders need to make our voices heard. I copy-pasted this onto every offroad board that i am a member of. Keep up the good work!

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