Here's what Sherry had to say about the meeting:
Brenton, I've been fine, but busy, mostly good busy. Thanks for asking. How have you been?
The Livermore City Council meeting of May 18, was blatant show of "bought for" government. I believe your member was correct in stating that the decision was previously made. If you are interested in hearing the entire Council meeting, go to: citylivermore.net
than go to View council meetings on TV30. About 1 hr. 45 minutes into the meeting the Motion was made and passed 3 to 2 to oppose the expansion of Carnegie SVRA.
How to move forward......First the city of Livermore has NO jurisdiction over the existing Carnegie or the expansion. It would have been nice if Livermore could have supported the expansion.
Please encourage your members to read the Draft EIR, comments due by June 29, 2015. Part of the OHMVR Division's mission is to acquire land and enhance OHV recreation opportunities. Comments should be nice, not angry. I know my comments will include a remaindered that an SVRA is much more environmentally sound for nature, plant and wildlife, and whatever else I can think of. Also, this process since the purchase of the new properties has been going on since 1996-97, and the laws and regulations haven't become any more OHV friendly. There is NO TESLA PARK, never use this. This is a made up name by people who want this State area for non-motorized recreation use. NEVER. Comments should encourage the State to move forward with the expansion, and that OHV users have waiting long enough. Well, I have gone on long enough for now. Thanks for asking how to get and keep involved. Remember NEVER, NEVER GIVE UP. I'm not and I encourage you and your members also, not to give up. If you give up, they win. Take care. Sincerely, Sherry