"Hell's a Coming..."
The Recreation HQ is not happy about what happened today at the Assembly Budget Committee hearing. By now, many of you already know that Assemblyman Jared Huffman (D-Petaluma) championed the agenda of the far left environmental movement to defund the OHV grants program to the FS, BLM, and county/city parks so they won’t have the money to maintain trails and facilities. After which they will complain about the lack of funding to maintain trails and then sue the agencies to force them to close the trails.
BRC News Release on Hearing Today
SacBee Article from last year that describes the green closure plan
Video of Hearing (BRC/my comments start about 44.31, other OHV reps follow)
This is actually one of my darkest days in land-use advocacy in the last 22 years. It appears the anti-OHV groups have a choke-hold on an all too willing legislature. It also appears the city/urban legislators have declared POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC WAR on rural parts of the state.
Shame on the Parks Foundation for their part in this scheme.
Just where this ends, I don’t know. Be assured that the fight is not over, but we are at the bottom of one of the longest political hillclimbs I have ever faced. Stay tuned for further alerts and action items as this plan moves into conference.
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