At a January, 24th Board of Supervisors meeting YOUR Supervisors voted
to revise the current draft OHV ordinance that was both fair to
property owners wanting to recreate responsibly on their own property
and to residents with valid complaints.
Bob Buster, Supervisor for District 1, suggested that Riverside County
is headed toward a BAN of OHV’s on private property. He added that OHV
use is an “inherently inconsiderate sport” and that it is “inherently
Contact The Board of Supervisors and tell them you support the OHV
ordinance the Planning Commission suggested for approval at the January
24th meeting. Below is a suggested letter or e-mail to send to the
Board of Supervisors.
Dear Board of Supervisors,
The purpose of this letter is to express my support for the OHV
ordinance that the Planning Commission brought before you on January
24th,. This ordinance is a result of 16 months of work with OHV
advocacy groups, area residents, and environmental organizations. This
ordinance is fair to both off-roaders in the county who want to
recreate responsibly on their own property and to residents who have
The off-road user community is very aware of the problems excessive
sound creates with neighbors and surrounding communities. Residents who
have been subjected to excessive sound levels have a legitimate concern
that deserves a solution. I believe the solution to these problems was
adequately addressed in the draft OHV ordinance put before you on
January 24th. That ordinance, if enforced, will address the concerns of
those who have legitimate complaints about the small minority of riders
who break the rules, while protecting the rights of the vast majority
of OHV owners who use them responsibly and considerately.
Please reconsider your recommendations that the proposed OHV draft
ordinance be severely restricted and that informal OHV use on private
property be banned in this county. I am a law-abiding, tax-paying
citizen that wants to recreate responsibly on my property in a
The Board of Supervisors can be e-mailed at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can
mail them a letter to Board of Supervisors, Attn: Clerk of the Board,
4080 Lemon St., 5th Floor Riverside, CA 92501
If you have internet access you can go to the AMA website send an
e-mail directly to the Supervisors. The link is
http://www.ama-cycle.org/legisltn/rapidresponse.asp then click on the
California section of Statewatch for the actual alert.
The draft OHV ordinance is scheduled to come before the Board of
Supervisors again on March 28th. Off-roaders need to show up at that
meeting in large numbers opposing a more restrictive ordinance.