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Brad this one's for you...
We need all the help we can get... esp from CA residents...

From Glamis On-line...

SITUATION

Two extreme preservationists have applied to the Governor for appointment to the
Commission. They
are John Brissenden and Howard Wilshire. Both of these men have contributed to
"In the Money and
Out of Control", a very negative and anti-off road piece of literature.

John Brissenden is from Northern California. Northern California OHV clubs and
individuals have
already written letters opposing his appointment.

Howard Wilshire is well known in the Southern California environmental
Preservationist community.

Some of the members of this anti-access coalition have already succeeded in
placing their leaders
on the Commission through legislative appointments.

The Governor's appointments will hold the balance of power in the future on the
Commission.

WHAT TO DO

It is suggested that all concerned California OHV recreation activist notify, by
letter, the
Governor's office that these candidates for the OHMVR Commission would not be in
the best interest
of OHV recreation in California.

Provide polite, pointed, and concise comment. Let the Governor know that there
is a need equal
representation on this important board. This is an opportunity for all OHV
enthusiasts and
concerned AMA members to have a proactive impact on the process.

WHAT TO SAY

The following are suggestions for your letter:

Wilshire is not a moderate centrist appointee like those that have become
the hallmark of
Governor Davis' Administration.

These men have contributed to a publication "In the Money and Out of
Control" which has
labeled the OHMVR Division of the Department of Parks and Recreation a "rogue
agency."

They are members of a coalition, which seeks to destroy the 30-year-old
program that allows
millions of California families to enjoy outdoor recreation in a regulated
setting and in a safe
and environmentally sensitive manner.

If the letter writers have had any prior experience or encounters with Wilshire,
those specific
incidents should be included in your letter.

WHERE TO SEND MAIL

Please send these letters as soon as possible and as many as possible.
Send to:

The Honorable Gray Davis
Office of the Governor
State Capitol Building
Sacramento, CA 95814

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Here is my letter:

April 4, 2000

The Honorable Gray Davis
Office of the Governor
State Capitol Building
Sacramento, CA 95814

Dear Governor Davis:

I am writing to express my opinion that candidates John Brissenden and Howard
Wilshire for the
OHMVR Commission would not be in the best interest of OHV recreation in
California.

From my review of publicly available information about these two candidates,
they are anti-access
extremists, not the moderate centrist appointee that has become the hallmark of
your Administration.

These men have contributed to a publication, "In the Money and Out of Control,"
which has labeled
the OHMVR Division of the Department of Parks and Recreation a "rogue agency."
This document was
provided to state legislatures and contains numerous factual errors.

The OHMVR Division of the Department of Parks and Recreation is a 30-year-old
program that allows
millions of California families to enjoy outdoor recreation in a regulated
setting and in a safe
and environmentally sensitive manner.

Members of the OHV recreation community in California have donated countless
man hours in
maintaining the state OHV parks and public roadways through the Adopt a Trail
and Adopt a Highway
programs. For the past two years, the Ocotillo Wells OHV Park has been the site
of the Muscular
Dystrophy "Off-Road For Hope" which has generated over $75,000 in contributions.
With the projected increase of population in California and the increase of
recreational use of
public parks and lands, the OHMVR Division of the Department of Parks and
Recreation is a viable
and important program. OHV recreation is family and community oriented and
provides a positive
impact on thousands of young people that counter the drug and violence of the
inner cities.

A quality recreational opportunity for the public and quality of life
opportunity for our state's
families would be lost under the agenda supported by these candidates. Please
reject these
applications for membership on the OHMVR Commission.

Thank-you,

Vincent J. Brunasso
GlamisOnLine.org
Preserving the Right to Ride AND the Environment

Jon - YJ94
http://www.obsessiveoffroad.com
Drive it till you break it!
 

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Thanks for the heads up. Ill write a letter tonight. It would be shame to see places like Glamis,(Competition Hill on Fri night after Thanks Giving is something you will never forget). Dusi Ershim,could only be right behind,(it is also used for many adventures and fund raisers for Handi-capped children). I still maintane a residence in LaVerne,Ca, I remember when Gray Davis was a State Assemblyman in our district back then.
Jeff
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Thanks Jon, we need to get the word out as fast and as much as possible. I've been corresponding with Vincent the last couple
days, in fact I put an alert up last night in the Land Use Section. But, we know that a lot of people don't check out the rest
of ORC, they oughta, there is a bunch of way cool stuff, so we need to plaster it everywhere. I have some more info thats going up tonite. The sad part about this is that Glamis,
the sand capital of the world, may be already dead. The suit filed by the Center for Biodiversity a few weeks ago in all likelihood
could be the death of Glamis, all over an animal that seems to be doing quite well in a lot of places. BTW, the Center for
Biodiversity is what was formerly known as the Southwest Center for Biodiversity in Tucson, those people are a very large PITA.
Thanks again Jon.
Oh, and one other thing, Vincent has a downloadable letter available at http://www.glamisonline.org so you don't even have to cut
and paste.

Brad
ORC Land Use Section Editor
Get involved or lose it all, the choice is yours!
 

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A lot of the people and orginzations out there dont care one iota about the animals they say they are trying to save. While I was building a project in the Monterey Ca area, we were under the gun to keep an eye out for a supposedly endangered species of leggless lizard(looked like a worm) that was living in the dunes along the coast. This was a very seriuose deal, if we saw one they would shut down construction, while a bunch of idiots with little flags would walk up and down the dunes marking possible worm holes with flags. Come to find out, when they closed Fort Ordd, there were millions of these worms on the base that the Army was trying to irradicate with no success for years. It seems they(the sand worms) didnt like the sand at all, they liked the moist loamy soil of the base. These idiots had been trying to reestablish them in an area that was killing them and blaming it on construction pressures. But they still wouldnt stop the rediculus program because of the funding they wre receiving from the government, so they spent thousands of $$$ on genetic testing to make sure they were the same species. Even with that evidence in hand, they wouldnt let up. It also cost our company Thousands $$$ in delays. What a bunch of @##@*%# idiots.
Jeff
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Sounds exactly like the same kind of idiocy that closed Mt. Graham in SE AZ in the late 80s. The supposed endangered red squirrel got everything over 10,000 ft. as their refugium, closed about 30 miles of real cool 4wd roads. And the rub of the whole thing is that you can't tell the darn things from the Mogollon Rim red squirrel, of which there are about 80 zillion of. Just another example of idiot GAG tactics that they somehow get the powers that be to believe.

Brad
ORC Land Use Section Editor
Get involved or lose it all, the choice is yours!
 
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