DON’T DELAY! Please oppose a proposal to merge California’s Off Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMRV) program with the Department of Parks and Recreation
You may use the following points in your message:
California’s Off Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMRV) program was established in 1971. The state uses OHV user taxes and fees directly fund OHV management and facility maintenance.
- The OHMRV program is uniquely different from other California Department of Parks and Recreation programs since it covers federal lands in addition to state parks.
- The OHMRV program provides funds to local, state and federal agencies, educational institutions and nonprofit entities for OHV management.
- The OHMRV program should remain separate from the Department of Parks and Recreation so as to protect a dedicated-funding program that has been a worldwide model of success. This will ensure that OHV-user fees are only used for OHV management.
Overview: California Department of Parks and Recreation is meeting on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 to consider a proposal to merge the Off Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMRV) program with the Dept. of Parks and Recreation. The SEMA Action Network (SAN) strongly opposes the plan since dedicated OHV user fees could be spent on programs unrelated to managing OHV use.
Director of California Parks and Recreation
The Department is holding an Open House to discuss this topic: