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Oceano Dunes committee decides not to make decision on closing park to off-road vehicles

Credit: 23ABC News | Bakersfield
Published 4 days ago - Duration: 01:01s

Oceano Dunes committee decides not to make decision on closing park to off-road vehicles

Fans of the Oceano Dunes will have to wait until next year to find out whether or not the use of off-road vehicles will be allowed in the area.

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Oceano Dunes committee decides not to make decision on closing park to off-road vehicles

NOT THE USE OF OFF-ROADVEHICLES WILL BE ALLOWED IN THEAREA...IN THE MEETING OF THE THECALIFORNIA COASTALCOMMISSION YESTERDAY -- THOSEIN FAVOR OF CLOSING THEPARK TO OFF ROAD VEHICLES ARGUED-- THAT IT'S DANGEROUS..HURTING ENDANGERED WILDLIFE ANDPOLLUTING THEAIR BY KICKING UP DUST AND SAND.BUT PEOPLE FROM THE CENTRALVALLEY SAID IF OFF-ROADVEHICLES AREN'T ALLOWED..

ITWILL FORCE RIDERS TO TRAVELFURTHERFOR ACTIVITIES.

.AND LOCAL BUSINESS OWNERS SAY IFBANNED -- IT MAYFORCE SOME PLACES TO CLOSE.[[GREG COTTRELL/RUGGEDRADIOS]][[11:41:00 IF THE OHV COMMUNITYIS SUCH ABIG PART OF THE ECONOMICDEVELOPMENT OF OUR AREA ANDTHAT'SWHAT WE DO, OF COURSE WE'REGOING TO HAVE TO MOVE BECAUSETHEREWON'T BE ANYTHING LEFT FOR USHERE.]]THE COASTAL COMMITTEE DECIDEDNOT TO MAKE ANYCHANGES NOW.THE PROPOSED CHANGES WILL BESENT TO THE STATE ANDDISCUSSED AGAIN NEXT SUMMER.SOME OF THE PROPOSED CHANGESINCLUDE PROHIBITINGNIGHT RIDING, CREATING PROTOCOLSFOR SPECIAL EVENTSAND INCREASING ENFORCEMENT.ASSEMBLYMAN VINCE FONG ISLOOKING TO MAKE IT A LITTLEEASI

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