This 30 minute documentary includes:
Oceano Dunes, off-roaders, and ambulances; a map showing the destruction of the dunes by off-roaders in a buffer area that is a danger zone; a letter to the editor written by Rachel May, MD Arroyo Grande Community Hospital expressing concern for the number of accidents at the dunes and the lack of law enforcement; Andrew Zilke, Superintendent ODSVRA discussing two economic impact studies commissioned by OHV, the first one done in 1992; and the second, with CalPoly, starting around 2005 and just released. The claim of 94 million from the first study in 1992 has been widely publicized by OHV who extrapolated from that claim an estimated 200 million positive impact on today's local economy. The second study, which pads the economic impact by including gasoline expenditures, claims 76 million; a Dean Runyan study showing the income to San Luis Obispo County in 1992 and 2005 from public campgrounds (all county and state, including the ODSVRA). The figures are only 17.5 and 23.5 million; a New Times Shredder article criticizing the second OHV study; Sherrie Brekke, RN, Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center reading letters to the editor she has written about the tragic injuries in the dunes, questioning the economic impact of those injuries to taxpayers. Tobias Brekke, Medical Student, Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center commenting on the letters to the editor and the social and economic impacts of dune injuries; letters to the SLO Board of Supervisors from forty members of the Legislature (who quote the 200 million economic impact statistic) and the City of Pismo Beach urging the sale of La Grande Tract to OHV; and a list of companies and organizations who support Off Road Business Association (ORBA) which lobbies Sacramento for the multinational off-road industry.
Music by C.S. Elliott (cselliottcomposer.com)
Special Thanks to the Tribune & The New Times for permitting reprints.