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CA: Riverside County Riders Need Help

California - Riverside County Ordinance Amendment

Date: Sat, 16 Oct 2004 00:27:32 -0700
From Racer X website
October 14, 2004
Controversy: OHV use in Riverside County
We received the following note from Ann McGrath:
OFF ROAD VEHICLE USE/RIVERSIDE COUNTY
There is a movement underway in Riverside County to change your right to ride and limit your use of your motorcycle on your own property. This is quietly being pushed by a group of horse enthusiasts in Aguonga.

I'd like you to immediately involve your web sites and publications to make the motorcycle riding public aware that your rights are being usurped.

THERE WILL BE A PUBLIC HEARING AT THE RIVERSIDE COUNTY PLANNING OFFICE, GROUND FLOOR, ON OCTOBER 20, 2004.

PLEASE ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO E-MAIL OR ATTEND THIS MEETING. A link is provided: mbalys@rctlma.org

This is the email to the planner, Mark Balys, Deputy Planning Director, working on this project, which is being recommended for approval by the County.

The big Boss on the planning commission is Robert Johnson, phone no. 909-955-3265

http://www.tlma.co.riverside.ca.us/planning/pc/2004/pc102004_agenda/pc102004.htm

Agenda Item: 4.16 (near the bottom)

AMENDMENT TO ORDINANCE NO. 348 - Land Use Ordinance of Riverside County - CEQA Exempt - Countywide ­ All Supervisorial Districts. The proposed ordinance amendment proposes to add Article XIXf that provides development and siting standards for off highway vehicle usage within the unincorporated areas of Riverside County. (Legislative) Project Planner, Mark Balys, (951) 955-3150 or E-Mail at mbalys@rctlma.org

Staff Recommendation: APPROVAL

Links are provided for Staff Report and Ordinance Text.

PLEASE HELP THE MOTORCYCLE RIDERS OF RIVERSIDE COUNTY.

Encourage all to phone the planning director, Robert Johnso, above or email Mark Balys, Deputy Planner.

Thanks,
Ann McGrath
Jeremy's Mom


*****SAMPLE COMMENT*****

Dear Riverside County Planning Commission:

My name is <<<INSERT YOUR NAME AND ORGANIZATION>>>.

I am writing to state my opposition to this proposed AMENDMENT TO ORDINANCE NO. 348 - Land Use Ordinance of Riverside County.  The proposed ordinance amendment proposes to add Article XIXf that provides development and siting standards for off highway vehicle usage within the unincorporated areas of Riverside County.

Off highway vehicle recreation is the fastest growing sport in the region, passing golf and tennis, that so many planners spend millions on to develop.

Riverside County has provided no OHV riding opportunity for its residents.  Yet, the County is embarking on an effort to deny its residents the opportunity to use their private property for OHV riding.  The proposed amendment assigns overly restrictive criteria to the use of private property.

Please keep me informed on any issues dealing with OHV in Riverside County.

Please enter this on your record as "OPPOSED to the proposed Amendment" at the October 20, 2004 meeting.

<<<Sign with your name, address and telephone number>>>

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