When SB County ordinance 3973 that affects first and third district was voted in as code neither Neil Derry nor Brad Mitzelfelt were district supervisors. Now that they are the county seems to be getting straightened out. The obvious corruption is being dealt with by a committed Neil Derry. The economic recovery, educational development and programs for crime control implemented by Brad Mitzelfelt have stood out above all county activities. And yet a unhappy special interest few want to attack the credibility of these leaders because they choose to right yet another wrong created by the complacency of previous supervisors and unaware constituents.
I have lived here for 31 years; I was riding at Giant Rock at the time George Van tassel built the integratron, the only damage at Giant Rock is at the hands of juvenile vandals and recently irresponsible college students. The ugly tagging there has been going on long before a staging permit was ever thought of and is certainly not the result of family assemblage on their private property. I love the open spaces and see no reason to fence my property.
The Mojave is where we live, Senator Feinstein wants to lock it up, the military wants to make it a training base, the renewable energy conglomerates want to exploit it and plaster wind and solar arrays across it, LADWP wants to string wires and towers across it, and the BLM who is suppose to manage and protect it for we the people is taking the path of least resistance. And now a group of anti OHV individuals wants to tell us what we can and can’t do on our own private property and limited use public land. Which part of our Constitution will the liberals attack next? Just say no to staging permits for the right to assemble.