The California Coastal Commission voted unanimously tonight to phase out OHV at Oceano Dunes in three years.
I suppose we should be happy the allowed some public comment, as 3 years ago they didn't even bother with the first closure meeting. However it doesn't matter, our overlords doth decree...Ten voting commissioners were part of tonight's discussion. They originally had wanted to phase out OHV over the next five years, but at the meeting, it was amended to three years.
Nighttime vehicular use will be prohibited except in camping sections in the park unless restricted by other prohibitions. Pier Avenue will also be closed July 1, 2022 instead of July 1, 2021.
I suspect Cal 4 Wheelers who lead the charge last time will reply and form a legal plan to help combat this tyranny; along with groups like American Sand Association. We will need a lot more help though and public outcry.
Just as a little history aside: Bruce Meyers (Rippit in Peace!), inventor of the Meyers Manx "Dune Buggy" aka "Baja Bug" got his idea from watching the "water-pumper" home-built vehicles at Pismo Beach (Oceano Dunes) and noticed the bug frame and engine placement made it ideal for bombing around out there and keeping stable.