THE FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT AND THE CARNEGIE GENERAL PLAN – BE HEARD

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The following is a copy of a notice published by Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Commission:

NOTICE OF MEETING OFF-HIGHWAY MOTOR VEHICLE RECREATION COMMISSION

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Commission, pursuant to authority contained in Section 5090.24 of the Public Resources Code and Section 11120 et seq. of the Government Code, will meet on October 21, 2016 according to the following schedule.

OHMVR Commission Meeting: Friday, October 21, 2016 10:00 a.m. – until adjournment

Sacramento City Hall
915 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

The Commission will hold a public meeting to consider the certification of the Final Environmental Impact Report for and approval of the Carnegie SVRA General Plan.

Information on agenda items will be available for review at http://www.ohv.parks.ca.gov. If individuals are unable to obtain information through this source, please contact the OHMVR Division at (916) 324-4442. Referenced materials may undergo modification and will be available to the public as changes are made.

Meeting facilities are accessible to people with disabilities. If you need specific accommodations, please call Vicki Perez at (916) 324-4442.

NOTICE IS GIVEN that any person may file a written statement on the proposed actions by writing to the undersigned or may present written statements at the meeting on October 21, 2016. Any person handing out written material to the OHMVR Commission should also provide the Recording Secretary with an additional six (6) copies making a total of fourteen (14) copies. Members of the public presenting visual aids (projected media) as part of their public comments to the Commission are requested to submit the material(s) to the OHMVR Division five (5) days prior to the scheduled meeting.

The Division reserves the right to decline to show photographs that violate personal privacy (photos without a release from the person/people shown in the photograph) or other valid reason in the opinion of the Division and its legal counsel. Inquiries may be directed to the OHMVR Division at 1725 23rd Street, Suite 200, Sacramento, California 95816 or (916) 324-4442.

NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN that the Commission meeting minutes will be posted on the OHMVR website after being approved (www.ohv.parks.ca.gov).

Brian E. Robertson, Acting Division Chief California State Parks Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division

Then if you have a lot of free time you can read the Carnegie General Plan and Environmental Impact Report. You will need to be conversant with it if you are going to go to the meeting where the public will have an opportunity to provide comments on the approval of the General Plan. You can find the General Plan on line at http://carnegiegeneralplan.com/document-library. All interested parties are encouraged to attend the OHMVR Commission meeting.

The General Plan is something designed to placate the opponents of OHV recreation rather than current Carnegie riders. It is all about power and politics, but if we don’t support this plan we will have to say goodby to any future for off road recreation at Carnegie. It certainly won’t be the park we have come to love as it more designed for its atheistic value to outsiders than a place to provide us with the challenges we had come to expect.

The good thing is that the planning commission has met all the objections of the opponents  of public OHV recreation (they can and do ride four wheel vehicles  on their own nine thousand acre ranch) and there is nothing that they can say that has not been met by the provisions of the General Plan. This has all been done with the kind assistance of Celeste Garamendi and her friends at East Bay Regional Parks District, among others. After all has been said and done we can only follow the money. Maybe one day a good expose can have all this craziness undone, but for now this is what we got, a lot of ink and a lot of wasted money.

I want to send a big a big thank you to everyone involved in the new general plan for saving our park and coming up with a plan which is the best that can be done with all the hoops that have to be jumped through to get it approved.
We need hundreds if not thousands of folks to attend, or send the Commission a note.

You can send written comments to the commission and they won’t be taking written comments at the time of the meeting. We recommend just a short comment asking them to approve the environmental impact report and general plan. I think that the division spent a lot of time and effort to come up with a plan that is acceptable and that our opponents will not be able challenge.

If you want, you can send a support letter for the Carnegie/Tesla EOR/GP by LETTER or EMAIL. They can be sent to the commission members as an individual or family, to OHV Division c/o individual Commissioners as listed on http://www.ohv.parks.ca.gov
On top go to COMMISSION and then contact.

Or, just WRITE ONE E-Mail and go to: http://www.ohv.parks.ca.gov and and hit commission and them contact information. You will get a physical address and an email address. On the subject line enter CARNEGIE SUPPORT LETTER. Staff at OHV Division will forward your email to the Commissioners.

You can enter this: Dear Commissioners Cabral, Lueder, Lemmon, Litwin, Murphy, Patrovsky and Slavik: or just Dear OHMVR Commission.
Enter your text like – “My family supports the Carnegie SVRA EIR and GP and ask all of to you to support it by voting YES.”
Sincerely, Or Thank You for this consideration,
Then enter you Name, address, city, zip code.

The commissioners will get a copy PRIOR to the meeting, which will NOT allow written comments to be added to the process as written comments are CLOSED.
But, as above you CAN send each or all OHV Commissioners a communication.

Spread the word to you friends and family to send an email.
It only takes a minute of time, and we have WAITED for 20 years for this final step…………………..

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3 Responses to THE FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT AND THE CARNEGIE GENERAL PLAN – BE HEARD

  1. Robert Tweedy says:

    Thank you for sharing this with us. I assume everybody is waiting for their decision. Lets hope enough people show up and press them to make the right decision.

  2. Dave Duffin says:

    Looking good…and the future too!

  3. Diana Tweedy says:

    This is a repetition of the end of my blog but in case you missed it here is is again
    You can send written comments to the commission and they won’t be taking written comments at the time of the meeting. We recommend just a short comment asking them to approve the environmental impact report and general plan. I think that the division spent a lot of time and effort to come up with a plan that is acceptable and that our opponents will not be able challenge.
    I want to send a big a big thank you to everyone involved in the new general plan for saving our park and coming up with a plan which is the best that can be done with all the hoops that have to be jumped through to get it approved.
    We need hundreds if not thousands of folks to attend, or send the Commission a note.
    IF a person wants to, they can send a support letter for the Carnegie/Tesla EOR/GP by A LETTER or EMAIL. They can be sent to the commission members as an individual or family, to OHV Division c/o individual Commissioners as listed on http://www.ohv.parks.ca.gov
    On top is listed the word COMMISSION which will give information.
    Or, just WRITE ONE E-Mail and send to: http://www.ohv.parks.ca.gov and in subject line enter CARNEGIE SUPPORT LETTER. Staff at OHV Division will forward your email to the Commissioners.
    You can enter this: Dear Commissioners Cabral, Lueder, Lemmon, Litwin, Murphy, Patrovsky and Slavik:
    Enter your text like – “My family supports the Carnegie SVRA EIR and GP and ask all of to you to support it by voting YES.”
    Sincerely, Or Thank You for this consideration,
    Then enter you Name, address, city, zip code.
    The commissioners will get a copy PRIOR to the meeting, which will NOT allow written comments to be added to the process as written comments are CLOSED.
    But, as above you CAN send each or all OHV Commissioners a communication like this example……..
    Spread the word to you friends and family to send an email.
    It only takes a minute of time, and we have WAITED for 20 years for this final step…………………..

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