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Re: [RC] OHV trust fund in CA - Sandy Adams

One of the biggest problems with this would not just be the availability to the gov to "beg, borrow or steal it" - take your pick they do all of the above - but once a vehicle is in place to charge a fee, it doesn't take much for the gov to then use that accessibility to place other fees on us. I think about even that $50 - multiply that by how many riding horses, lawn ornaments and prospects you have - not all rideable, but for us, that would be $450 a year! Only 4 of the nine enjoy the trails. I DO like what Debby did at Montana De Oro - part of our entry fee went to support trail access and maintenance. I will always be suspicious of any avenue to open the door for gov to take more of our money - and I have no doubt they would try, especially when they get desperate. 
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Just fyi-those OHV parks and projects are paid for by the OHV trust  fund which is funded by "green sticker" money that OHV users pay to  license and ride their vehicles in that state.  The CA governor  recently asked to "borrow" $90 million dollars from that trust fund.   I don't want to start the whole thread of how awful OHV people are and  how righteous all horse people are (sarcasm here, folks :) , but if  horse folks put that kind of money into a trust fund to protect our  trails, maybe we wouldn't have so many problems with access and/or  trail loss.  Just a thought.  They pay $50 a year into this fund for  each OHV/motorcycle they ride and the fund is designated for trails,  OHV parks, education, safety, law enforcement, etc.  Cindy

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Replies
[RC] OHV trust fund in CA, Cindy Collins
Re: [RC] OHV trust fund in CA, Barbara McCrary