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You and I have procured a favorable result from San Bernardino County Supervisors in as much as the right to assemble on our private property has been restored.
Four years ago a group of concerned citizens got together to talk about a new San Bernardino County ordinance #3973. It was determined that as written this ordinance violated personal property rights, constitutional rights, and provided unrealistic restrictions on property owners. Namely a charge of $155 and a need to apply for government and neighbor oversight if a property owner was to assemble on his or her private property with a purpose of riding an OHV when nine or more persons were present.
This is from Kim District 37 and Partnership for Johnson Valley:
If you use Johnson Valley, please let her know the following:
Hey Everyone -
Although there has been little chatter lately regarding the 29 Palms Marine Base Expansion there are a lot of things going on behind the scenes. The Partnership for Johnson Valley (PFJV) has been asked by an independent analyst to once again survey the users of Johnson Valley to determine the potential economic loss to not only Johnson and Lucerne Valley but the surrounding towns too.
A successful hearing with the San Bernardino County Supervisors rendered the staging permit for property owner’s void. It was replaced with a 2 ½ acre lot size limit and a 6 day In 30 limit for staging. I want to thank the folks supporting this effort, the off road enthusiast more than doubled the anti OHV crowd at the meeting, FOGR members and friends Morongo basin community leaders like Betty Munson and Jim Harvey were present to show support, Kim Carpenter from AMA district 37, Harry Baker from Cal 4X4 clubs, Mark Howlett field Representative for CORVA.
On March 23, 2010 the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, lead by our county supervisors Brad Mitzelfelt and Neil Derry, voted to remove the staging permit requirement from the Off-Road Vehicle Ordinance 3973.
In its place, staging will now read as: Staging shall be permitted on private property of no less than two and one-half acres in size, for no longer than six days in a 30-day period.
Jump to Agenda Item “90”
The Supervisors comments are at the end of the hearing and are well worth watching.
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My boys and I had a great time getting to The Slash X, what beautiful and unique scenery.
Next time we're taking the bikes!
See FOGR Fhotos 2010 for some pics!!!
The Slash X Run
As we expected the turnout was small due to the weather. Rick stuck his Cherokee on Means Lake. All five dry lakes we encountered were very much full of water. Rex missed the boat and took the high road back to the cabins. The remainder of the expedition left means and crossed Melville Lake without incident.
The flats on the way to Soggy Lake were washed out and impassable. From on top the small dunes, some folks call them the razorbacks we picked out a route that left us south of Johnson Valley open area on what I have to assume were CSA roads.