As we approach 2019, we wanted to update you on the continued work to permanently protect Tesla Park.
We have filed all briefs for our Ultra Vires claim challenging the authority of the OHMVR Commission to certify EIRs and approve General Plans. This is the first of three causes of action in our law suit against State Parks and their plans to open Tesla to OHV recreation use. The hearing is set for March 15, 2019 in Sacramento Superior Court, after which the Court will rule.
We continue to work along all avenues to permanently preserve Tesla’s irreplaceable natural and cultural native landscape. Senator Glazer remains committed and we are working on plans for 2019, including legislation and building support with the new Administration and AD16 rep, Rebecca Bauer-Kahan.
Remember Tesla for your year-end donations
Please keep Tesla in mind for your year-end donations. You know your donation is going to a good cause. For information on how to donate, please go to www.teslapark.org .
We are so Thankful for your support to Save Tesla Park and wish you all the best for the coming Holiday Season.
SB 1316 (Glazer) – Alameda-Tesla Expansion Area passed the Senate and made it through the Assembly to the Appropriations Committee, but was not released from suspense and is, therefore, considered dead for this session. In the final stages California State Parks communicated their opposition to the bill.
Although SB 1316 did not make it through the Legislature this session, we remain committed to permanently protecting Tesla. We will continue to advocate for a change in state policy and work to open new opportunities in the new year. In the meantime, the litigation challenging the OHMVR plan to expand Carnegie SVRA and open Tesla to damaging OHV recreation continues, so we move forward on all fronts.
Thank you for all of your help and support to Save Tesla Park. We knew it would take time – with your help we will press forward and ultimately succeed.
At Tesla, Fall is coming.
Ohlone Audubon Society (OAS) is holding their Annual Meeting Potluck Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 6:00 pm at Alviso Park in Pleasanton.
Proceeds from the Birders Faire will go to Save Tesla Park.
Attend to support OAS and Tesla!
Installation of Officers, Equipment Show-N-Tell and Birder’s Faire!
Date: June 5, 2018 Time: Setup: 5:00 pm Dinner 6:00 pm
Location: Alviso Adobe Community Park 3465 Old Foothill Road, Pleasanton
There will also be a Book and Birding Paraphernalia Faire!
Birding guides, bird feeders, birding equipment. All funds collected will be dedicated to Saving Tesla Park. Pick up a book, make a donation!
SB 1316 – Alameda-Tesla Expansion Area (Glazer, et al) passed the Senate yesterday.
Thank you for all of your help with letters and attending hearings and so much more!
You can review the bill’s detailed progress through the Senate at this link https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180SB1316 .
Next SB 1316 will go to the Assembly where we expect the opposition to build.
This is why we need your help to pass SB 1316.
You can help by:
- Contacting your Assembly member to ask that they support SB 1316.
- Ask your friends and family throughout California to contact there Assembly members to support SB 1316.
- Attend hearings when set.
Thank you again for all of your help to Save Tesla Park.
SB 1316 (Glazer) will change state law to allow the State Parks Department to dispose of the 3,100 acre Alameda-Tesla Expansion Area (also known locally as “Tesla Park”) in order to permanently preserve the land if it is determined by the Department to be in the public interest. Proceeds from any such sale would be returned to the OHMVR Division.
SB 1316 does not require that the Department make a determination to dispose of the Alameda-Tesla Expansion Area, but it permits it. Then, in the future, there could be a decision that disposal of the Alameda-Tesla Expansion Area is in the public interest.
SB 1316 provides a path forward to resolve this long standing local controversy in a way that is wise and fair – by recognizing the preference for local control to preserve an irreplaceable natural and cultural native landscape in Alameda County as a legacy for future generations, by using local open space mitigation funds to purchase the land to ensure preservation, and by returning proceeds from any sale to the OHMVR Division for use in another area that wants OHV recreation.
Please support SB 1316. Go to your State Senator’s and Assembly Member’s legislative web site and enter your support for SB 1316 on line.
Tesla Park West Ridge to Mount Diablo