Legislative alert: Oppose SB 767 on Carnegie expansion area

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SB 767 (Glazer) Off-highway vehicular recreation: Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area: Alameda-Tesla Expansion Area (As Introduced February 22, 2019)

SB 767 (Glazer) passed out of the Senate Governmental Organization Committee on Tuesday, April 23, and will go to the Senate Appropriations Committee. It will be heard no earlier than Monday, May 6.

SB 767 would deny opportunities for local Bay Area residents, including the elderly and disabled and motorized recreation enthusiasts, to enjoy the Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area: Alameda-Tesla Expansion Area.

  • The land in question was purchased using funds from the Off Highway Vehicle Trust Fund, with agreement as to the future purpose of the land signed by adjacent landowners.
  • Subsequent to the purchase of the land by the Off Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division of State Parks, extensive work was begun to correct 20 years of previous neglect and to bring the property up to the high environmental standards mandated by State Parks.
  • SB 767 proposes the Alameda-Tesla Expansion Area should be under the control of the privileged instead of the proven stewardship of State Parks. The transfer of the land from State Parks to some sort of public/private partnership would also serve to eliminate the security of state law insuring inclusiveness and access for all Californians.
  • SB 767 would set a dangerous precedent by encouraging local landowners who object to the location of any state park, preserve or beach to push legislation to privatize that specific location.
  • If SB 767 becomes law, it would support privatization of public land, and hurt many Californians looking forward to enjoying experiences the Alameda-Tesla Expansion Area will have to offer upon completion.

SB 767 MUST Be Opposed

SB 767 will be heard in the Senate Appropriations Committee no earlier than Monday, May 6. This gives us time to contact our senators, urging them to oppose this bill. The bill is expected to be placed on the Senate Appropriations Committee Suspense File (bills that would cost the state $150,000 or more). The Suspense File is tentatively scheduled to be taken up on May 16.

PLEASE CONTACT THE FOLLOWING IMMEDIATELY TO OPPOSE SB 767:

Senate Appropriations

Member

District

Party

Room

Phone

Fax

Portantino, Anthony (Chair)

25

D

3086

916 651 4025

916 651 4925

Bates, Patricia (Vice-Chair)

36

R

305

916 651 4036

916 651 4936

Bradford, Steven

35

D

2059

916 651 4035

916 651 4935

Hill, Jerry

13

D

5035

916 651 4013

916 651 4913

Jones, Brian

38

R

4088

916 651 4038

916 651 4938

Wieckowski, Bob

10

D

4085

916 651 4010

916 651 4910

 

If one of these committee members is your senator, please contact them immediately and let them know that you OPPOSE SB 767.

Don’t know who your senator is?

  1. Go to: http://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov/
  2. Enter your address, city and zip code. Click on “Locate.” Your Senator and Assemblymember will appear to the right of the map along with his/her contact information.

Also, if Senator Toni Atkins is your representative, please contact her. She is President pro Tempore of the Senate and is a key player in deciding which bills are held and which move forward. Senator Atkins’ contact information and zip codes:
District Address: 1350 Front Street, Rm. 4061, San Diego 92101
District Telephone: (619) 645-3133/FAX: (619) 645-3144
Capitol Address: California Legislature, Sacramento, CA 95814
Capitol Telephone: (916) 651-4039/FAX: (916) 651-4939

Main Cities: CORONADO, DEL MAR, LA JOLLA, SAN DIEGO, SOLANA BEACH

District Zip Codes: 92014, 92037, 92038, 92039, 92075, 92091, 92092, 92093, 92101, 92103, 92104, 92106, 92107, 92108, 92109, 92110, 92111, 92112, 92115, 92116, 92117, 92118, 92119, 92120, 92121, 92122, 92123, 92124, 92126, 92127, 92128, 92129, 92130, 92132, 92134, 92135, 92137, 92138, 92140, 92142, 92143, 92145, 92147, 92149, 92150, 92152, 92155, 92159, 92160, 92161, 92162, 92163, 92164, 92165, 92166, 92167, 92168, 92169, 92170, 92171, 92172, 92174, 92175, 92176, 92177, 92178, 92179, 92182, 92186, 92187, 92190, 92191, 92192, 92193, 92195, 92196, 92198

PLEASE CONTACT YOUR SENATOR NOW – ENCOURAGE THEM TO OPPOSE SB 767


The Off Road Vehicle Legislative Coalition is comprised of the American Sand Association, San Diego Off Road Coalition and California Off-Road Vehicle Association.

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