WE GOT THIS EMAIL FROM BRUCE SQUIRES, A RESIDENT OF SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY:
This is very important. There is a proposed ordinance being considered by the supervisors in San Bernardino County, California that will pretty much shut down all riding on private property. I’m attaching a copy of this ordinance. A close look will reveal that a person could own a 33 acre piece of property and still not be allowed to ride on it! The ordinance wouldn’t allow you to ride any OHVs within 200 yards of a fence, house or even outbuilding of another property owner. If you had a piece of property 400 yards by 400 yards that shared a common fence with others, it would total 33 acres and you couldn’t ride. The ordinance also requires you to have a permission slip with you at all times if you are riding on another person’s property, and if others are with you they aren’t allowed to ever be more than 300 feet from you. Fines ranging from $200 up to $1000 and 90 days in jail are proposed. This is beyond absurd! Please let all your readers know about this, and who they should contact to express their disapproval. This is going to come up for review in early June, so it’s important that comments are sent soon.
The ordinance contains the names of the various Supervisors and who we can contact to express our opinions.