Not a professional film crew, still just learning.
This documentary follows Oceano Dunes SVRA The Wild Wild West Part 1: Public Health and Safety
Part 2 shows how the Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Division of California State Parks and Recreation continues to bully and hoodwink regulatory agencies to grab land and jurisdiction. The OHV has invaded Oceano Beach and Dunes with millions of polluting off road vehicles to benefit the multinational off highway vehicle industry at the expense of the environment, the Oceano Beach community's well being, and the health of residents downwind.
Pier Avenue in Oceano is being used as a through highway to the ODSVRA for over 5,000 vehicles a day, continuing all night long. These vehicles consist mostly of huge camping rigs and atv haulers. They drive down Pier Avenue (a three block dead end county road) and down sand ramp onto the Pacific shoreline. At the terminus of Pier Avenue the traffic enters a Buffer Area which includes Pismo State Beach, the Arroyo Grande Creek mouth, the Pismo Dunes Natural Preserve, and La Grande Tract which is mostly county owned land.
This traffic route bisects the natural preserve from its required habitat, and disturbs and interrupts the natural dynamics and ecological interaction protected by state law.
The traffic route further invades a clam preserve on the beach from the north end of La Grande Tract all the way
past the ODSVRA.
None of the footage in this documentary was taken in the ODSVRA (though the OHV has invaded the entire area). The traffic and off-roading shown is in the Buffer Area.
The County of San Luis Obispo gave OHV (for no money) a 25 year operational agreement for La Grande Tract that expired recently and is now month to month. OHV grabbed the land for OHV use, though there was nothing in the agreement that allowed such use.
When the county decided to sell the land to OHV (behind closed doors), a "conformity" agreement had to be reached. Larry Bross filed an appeal to the consistency determination decided by the Planning Department, and the San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission agreed that the use was inconsistent with the general plan. The key element in that decision was a certified map showing the buffer area that was not provided to the commissioners by planning staff.
A grand jury investigation report on June 15, 2009 found the exclusion of the map, and further altering of text to delete reference to the buffer designation to be unacceptable. The Board of Supervisors and the Planning and Building Department must report to Superior Court.
On June 10, 2009 the California Coastal Commission upheld an appeal by Safe Beach Now that overturned a San Luis Obispo Board of Supervisors decision to allow drive up toilets in the buffer area.
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