CALIFORNIA UPDATE! Must Watch video of OHV Grant Hearing

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June 01, 2012 4:11 PM

On May 31, the California Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 3 on Resources and Transportation voted to steal up to $31 million dollars from the California Off-Highway Vehicle Trust Fund and transfer it to non-OHV related programs. Watch the California Legislature take 30 million dollars from your OHV trust fund HERE. This video shows BRC and other OHV groups challenging the "plan" to pilfer user-pay funding as part of the "Sustainable Parks Proposal" being championed by the California Parks Foundation, other anti-OHV organizations, California State Senator Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto) and Assemblyman Jared Huffman (D-Petaluma).

Use the scroll bar and navigate to 44:31 to watch comments made by California's OHV advocates Don Amador, Amy Granat, Jim Bramham, Dave Pickett, Nick Haris and Pete Conaty. Navigate to 56:31 to watch the committee's response.

DO NOT MISS Don Amador's comments!!

As we so often say, stay tuned... this won't be the last you hear about this issue.

Brian Hawthorne
Public Lands Policy Director
BlueRibbon Coalition
208-237-1008 ext 102

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