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John Ferro 
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From: CORVA <>
Date: July 14, 2021 at 3:58:08 PM PDT
To: John Ferro <>
Subject: CORVA ALERT - TAKE ACTION TODAY! California Legislative Alert
Reply-To: CORVA Administrator <>

California Legislative Alert

AB 1512 (Bauer-Kahan) Off-highway vehicular recreation: Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area:  Alameda-Tesla Expansion Area

AB 1512 is in the Senate Appropriations Committee – it is expected to be heard after August 16th and placed in the Committee’s Suspense File.

The Senate Appropriations Committee is expected to take up its Suspense File on August 26

The Off Road Vehicle Legislative Coalition is comprised of several statewide or regional organizations of OHV enthusiasts.  Our coalition has reviewed AB 1512 and strongly opposes this bill.   AB 1512 would deny opportunities for local Bay Area residents, including the elderly and disabled and motorized recreation enthusiasts.  

  • It will set a precedent, allowing for the sale of any State Park where neighboring property owners seek relief from a perceived “wrong” in that Park.  
  • There are legislative and institutional processes in place to dispose of State Parks properties. These processes were deliberate in their development to ensure careful consideration of all factors before these assets would be sold or redesignated.  AB 1512 seeks to do an end run around these institutional processes.   
  • Opposition to the Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA), whether the expansion property or the current park, is a local issue. Statewide legislation is an abuse of legislative resources. Consider that this is the fifth year in a row such legislation has been introduced, and it still is directed at a single State Park.  
  • SB 249 (Chapter 459, Statutes of 2017) outlines specific processes and standards for State Vehicle Recreation Areas, such as Carnegie, that exceed the standards for other State Parks. The proposed conservatorships would not be required to meet these high standards nor be required to be accessible to the California public.  
  • Carnegie SVRA meets the standards established for an urban park. Elimination of this resource is in direct conflict with this standard.

Contact your Senator NOW to oppose AB 1512!

Contact Senate Leadership:

Senator Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) – President Pro Tempore
Capitol Telephone: (916) 651-4039


Senator Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) – Minority Leader
Capitol Telephone: (916) 651-4011

Contact the Governor:

Governor Gavin Newsom
Telephone: (916) 445-2841

Please contact your Senator and the Governor NOW

Tell them you strongly oppose AB 1512!

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