Raid on OHV Funds Planned Again


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Time to take action again... if this was already posted my apologies

I got this e-mail from CORVA

Urgent! - Raid on OHV Funds Planned Again!

CORVA has received word that there will be another run on the OHV Trust Fund, this time aimed at the Grants Program that funds OHV recreation on federal lands. We all know that 80% of OHV recreation in California occurs on federal lands, most of it paid for with California OHV funds. Please take a few moments to fax and email Governor Schwarzenegger to voice your objection to this raid on our funds. SEND BOTH A FAX AND EMAIL - please do this today! Sample Letter below – Please use this to draft your own!


July 1, 2009

Dear Governor Schwarzenegger:

As a resident of the State of California I understand the gravity of the budget crisis and the difficulty of finding ways to resolve it. I feel very strongly that what is needed is long term solution, not temporary measures that only put off dealing with the problem.

I understand that our State Parks are in need of funding and that measures to redirect funds from the OHV Division to the Parks are being considered. I would like to point out that OHV funds are held in the Fuel Tax Trust Fund. Recent court cases have upheld the need for repayment if these funds are borrowed and used for anything other than the intended purposes.

OHV recreation areas on federal land are among the most popular in California and receive millions of visits each year. OHV facilities on federal land such as the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area are for the most part funded by OHV Trust Fund dollars. The Oceano Dunes and other State Vehicular Recreation Areas are some of the most visited parks in the state. Redirecting funds from these areas to other less visited areas will leave millions of Californians with nowhere to go.

The State of California has already borrowed $90M from the Trust Fund. The OHV Trust Fund has already contributed more than its fair share. To borrow more from the Fund is not a solution to the budget problem, only a short term fix.

I urge you to avoid redirecting OHV funds to any other purpose.



Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
State Capitol BuildingSacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-445-2841
Fax: 916-558-3160 (new number)
Email address:

Assemblymember Noreen Evans (D-Santa Rosa),
Chair Phone: (916) 319-2007
Fax: (916) 319-2107

Assemblymember Bob Blumenfield (D-Woodland Hills)
Phone: (916) 319-2040
Fax: (916) 319-2140

Assemblymember Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles
Phone: (916) 319-2045
Fax: (916) 319-2145

Assemblymember Roger Niello (R-Sacramento)
Phone: (916) 319-2005
Fax: (916) 319-2105

Assemblymember Jim Nielsen (R-Biggs)
Phone: (916) 319-2002
Fax: (916) 319-2102 Senator

Denise Ducheny (D-San Diego)
Phone: (916) 651-4040
Fax: (916) 327-3522

Senator Bob Dutton (R-Rancho Cucamonga)
Phone: (916) 651-4031
Fax: (916) 327-2272

Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco)
Phone: (916) 651-4003
Fax: (916) 445-4722

Senator Alan Lowenthal (D-Long Beach)
Phone: (916) 651-4027
Fax: (916) 327-9113

Senator Mimi Walters (R-Laguna Hills)
Phone: (916) 651-4033
Fax: (916) 445-9754


Well-Known Member
The State of California has already borrowed $90M from the Trust Fund.

How do we declare them in default of this so called loan, looking rather obvious they have no intention of paying it back...TJ:rolleyes: