On Tuesday, August 13, the Twenty nine Palms City Council voted unanimously to support the Johnson Valley National Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area. This plan was authored by Congressman Paul Cook. BRC believes this signals a growing trend by local government to take an active role in supporting 21st Century comprehensive land use bills.
Check it out: 29 Palms City Council backs recreation area bill http://www.hidesertstar.com/the_desert_trail/news/article.html
BRC believes that support from local elected officials is a critical component of new congressional land-use designations. Top down federal land designations that emanate in Washington, DC. With little or no support or input from affected governments and the grassroots are doomed to failure on a number of fronts.
Learn more about efforts to save Johnson Valley at the Save the Hammers.org website here: http://savethehammers.org/sth/
Thanks in advance and, as always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact BRC.
Don AmadorWestern Representative BlueRibbon Coalition