As you have read here and other blogs, SBCo Ord. 3973 is about to once again reflect that tradition of equality in law we all support on both the right and left of American Politics. . Soon the San Bernardino County Supervisors will vote to Repeal Section 28.0404 the requirement for obtaining a permit when 10 or more persons with the desire to use their OHVs in common.
The Section to be repealed, reads as follows:
28.0404 Staging; Permit Required.
No person shall organize, conduct or participate in staging, as defined herein, involving ten (10) or more persons, without first obtaining and maintaining on the property where such staging is occurring, a Temporary Special Event Permit for a Minor Event pursuant to section 84.0745 of the County Code, even though, pursuant to sub-section 84.0745(a)(2), such a Minor Event, involving less than two hundred (200) persons, would not normally be subject to the Temporary Special Event Permit process.
The Staging requirement has caused demonstrable harm to desert property owners and families. A select class of People have been denied their Right to Peacefully Assemble for common interest and common purpose. It is an affront to the 1st Amendment, Right to Peaceably Assemble.
The Eco-Extremists like those of Community OHV Watch would have you think that if this section is repealed all of a sudden 199 people would converge on every weekend cabin to run a muck. This is farthest from the truth.
By repealing Section 28.0404, once again families and friends will be allowed to gather on their own property to Peacefully commune with nature in a traditional way that suits them and in a manner that is consistent with the Rule of Law.
What the repeal does not do is weaken the enforcement provisions of Ord 3973.
- 28.0403 Operating Without Permission on Private or Public Property Prohibited. Will Remain in effect.
- 28.0405 Noise Limits. Will still be enforced.
- 28.0406 Disturbing the Peace and Quiet Prohibited. Will still be illegal.
- 28.0407 Penalty. Fines and Penalties will still apply.
What the Repeal will do is bring Ord. 3973 in line with section 84.0745 of the County Code and all other legal and permissible activities that can be conducted on private property without permit.
This change is not about the OHV Community getting one over on the Environmentalists, this is about the American Tradition of Fair Play and Equal Treatment for All.
Any fair and right thinking person that believes in Constitutional Protected Rights understands, that when one identifiable group is singled out for unfair “special” treatment by government it is in fact truly morally reprehensible, discriminatory and hearkens one to reflect on the darkest shames of American History.
Fairness and Equality demand that we all be treated the same. This Repeal will go along way to righting a 3 year injustice and will be a Hallmark of San Bernardino County’s relentless pursuit of Equality of All Men and Women.
We are asking that you Join with us to voice your support of the Repeal of Section 28.0404 of Ord. 3973, by signing a letter to the County Supervisors. Please Click Here.