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Old 12-12-2007, 06:59 PM   #1
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Off-Roader license plate

I thought this post on SBR might be of interest to the dirt riders here on Pashnit. There is a letter signing campaign underway to obtain enough signatures to petition the CA State Legislature for a special Offroader license plate, with the revenue generated going to non-profit group presumably advocating for our OHV and dirt riding rights. Sounds like a good way to participate in getting our voices and voting power heard on the many current issues in keeping off road riding areas open. Only takes a couple seconds to sign the letter.
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Old 12-12-2007, 09:20 PM   #2
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I thought this post on SBR might be of interest to the dirt riders here on Pashnit. There is a letter signing campaign underway to obtain enough signatures to petition the CA State Legislature for a special Offroader license plate, with the revenue generated going to non-profit group presumably advocating for our OHV and dirt riding rights. Sounds like a good way to participate in getting our voices and voting power heard on the many current issues in keeping off road riding areas open. Only takes a couple seconds to sign the letter.

sounds like a great idea. A portion of our motorcycle registration use to be designated for that purpose. Unfortunately, 3 or maybe 4 years ago, the revenue was reallocated to help fund social programs. What is to stop them doing it again.
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Re: OffRoader license plate

I agree with Loki. Sounds like a good idea but what they will actually use with the funds is anyones guess. I do like custom plates tho.
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Old 12-13-2007, 05:31 AM   #4
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Re: OffRoader license plate

The "Green Sticker" money pot has been raided so many times it's not funny. What do you think they'll do with YOUR money this time????

Anytime the Government (State or Fed) has your money, rest assured it WON'T be used as intended.
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Old 12-13-2007, 04:21 PM   #5
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I agree with Loki. Sounds like a good idea but what they will actually use with the funds is anyones guess. I do like custom plates tho.
Hi Julie,

How are the pups? Still eager to play ball I'm sure, my best to you and Dale.

Jim makes a good point on what exactly may become of the revenue from this proposal. Here is a link to the CA DMV showing some of the existing special CA license plates and the non-profit interest groups they assist. The ones that jump out at me are the Yosemite Foundation (Half Dome), Coastal Commission (Whale Tail), Lake Tahoe Conservancy, and Firefighters. If enough signatures are gathered from Off Road enthusiasts, then one could choose to pay a little extra voluntarily for a specialized plate showing our communities interest, with the funds going to a non-profit foundation who support OHV activity and rights.

Here's the link: http://www.ohvplates.org/.

This is in the preliminary phase to see if enough signatures from those interested in off road riding are out there to move forward. I think they need 7,500 residents to sign the letter. CA Assembly member from the 77th District, Joel Anderson, is willing to introduce this proposal to the State Legislator if enough signatures are provided at the above web site. No money, no commitment to pay, just an expression of interest.

Sounds like a cool idea to me.
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Old 12-13-2007, 04:44 PM   #6
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The "Green Sticker" money pot has been raided so many times it's not funny. What do you think they'll do with YOUR money this time????

Anytime the Government (State or Fed) has your money, rest assured it WON'T be used as intended.
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Here's the link again: http://www.ohvplates.org
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Old 12-13-2007, 07:30 PM   #7
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Okay, I did mine. Maybe we should spread this around, like the local M/C shops?
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Old 12-14-2007, 06:25 PM   #8
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Re: OffRoader license plate

GS-RON (Ron) is one of my earliest Pashnit friends, and a most respected one. So when he expressed concern on how OHV funds were being handled in this State, I decided to dig a bit deeper to learn more.

This article kind of sums up the whole green sticker debate for me regarding dirt bikes and the OHV saga. I think this should be required reading for all interested in what has happened regarding CA Off Road riding.


The next is a news article
that explains a recent law change regarding OHV management, green sticker fee, and changes in how OHV money will be spent. Very interesting read, still some controversy.

Information and action is power IMO. I should point out the dirt bike green/red sticker debate is different from the CA specialty license plate info I initially presented here. Definitely related though.

Here's a good link to help: http:/www.ohvplates.org

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Re: OffRoader license plate

Tom, I signed the petition because I like the idea of having a plate for motorcyclists. Your links only proved my point. $18,000,000 allocated for OHV parks and only $365,000 actually given to the parks. Even with the new senate bill, the OHV parks will only get half of what is rightfully theirs.
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Where are you going to mount the plates?
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