SB 767 passes Senate

SB 767 (Glazer) – Alameda-Tesla Expansion Area passed out of the Senate.  Next, we will work to get SB 767 through the Assembly. Watch for updates in June.

Many thanks to our Friends of Tesla Park!y

Tesla Park ridge top in summer looking north to Mt. Diablo

SB 767 passes out of Senate Committees to Floor Vote

Thanks to your help, SB 767 has passed out of all Senate Committees, including Senate Natural Resources and Water (NRW), Senate Governmental Organization (GO), and yesterday, Senate Appropriations.  Now the bill will go for a floor vote to hopefully pass out of the Senate before the end of May. 

If SB 767 passes out of the Senate, next steps will be in the Assembly.  We will provide more information in early June.

Thank you for all of your continued help to Save Tesla Park!

Large Desert Olive plant community in Tesla

SB 767 Passes Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee

SB 767 passed out of the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee on April 9, 2019.  Thank you to all who attended to speak in support of Tesla and SB 767. 

The next hearing is with the Senate Committee on Governmental Organization on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 9:30 am, Room 4203.

  • Senate Committee on Governmental Organization (GO) – Tuesday, April 23, 2018, 9:30 A.M., Room 4203, State Capitol, Sacramento, http://sgov.senate.ca.gov/

Please attend the 4/23/19 hearing. If you can’t attend the hearing, you can still help by calling or lodging support for SB 767 on the web site of Committee Members https://sgov.senate.ca.gov/

Large Desert Olive plant community in Tesla

Here is link to track the progress of the bill.  https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201920200SB767

Support SB 767 – Alameda-Tesla Expansion Area

SB 767 (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 767 is similar to the last year’s bill that did not pass. It allows the Department make a determination that it is in the public interest to dispose of the Alameda-Tesla Expansion Area. 

SB 767 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 767.  Go to your State Senator’s and Assembly Member’s legislative web site and enter your support for SB 767 on line.  

Tesla Park