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Yes, this is another thread, but I'm bringing a lot of the info together in one place to keep everything together moving forward.

As of recent weeks SDMBA has become very active in concerns over the Carlsbad Highlands Ecological Reserve, which is OWNED and Managed by CDFW. I will post links to the longer stories, but the short story is here.

SDMBA is actively working with CDFW on an agreement to make Mtn Biking legal on this land, from what they say, this is an actual realistic possibility, However, it will be an on going process and will require mutual respect from both users and land managers. On the part of CDFW, they have given SDMBA verbal commitment that Enforcement will be treated as though Mtn Biking will be a legal activity. On the part of Bikers, we need to respect the land ownership and Cease any NEW Trail building and or brush clearing.

SDMBA will be working with trail users, trail builders, etc, to develop a usable trail map that can be presented to CDFW. We the DirtTreader community NEED to be involved in this process. I am willing to be a Liason to SDMBA on behalf of the DirtTreaders community if nobody else wants to do it. In Turn as the Liason, I would require anyone that associates as a Dirt Treader to refrain from any new building and to ONLY do Erosion control/repair until further notice.

In addition to this thread to Publicly Discuss the Calaveras Highlands you can PM me directly with individual concerns.

If you want to help Immediately, you can call/write/visit, your local Government Reps, all who will have info in various links.

Link to SDMBA FaceBook page This includes Local Reps info
https://www.facebook.com/SDMBA/posts/10154727461021172:0

City of Carlsbad Contacts (Thanks to Harley)
City of Carlsbad contacts.

Phone numbers and email.

Mayor Matt Hall-matt.hall@carlsbadca.gov
760-801-8055 (mobile)

Council Member Mark Packard-council@carlsbadca.gov
760-729-2668 (home)

Council Member Keith Blackburn-keith.blackburn@carlsbadca.gov
760-420-0279 (mobile)

Council Member Michael Schumacher-michael.schumacher@carlsbadca.gov
760-930-2050 (home)

Cori Schumacher-cori.schumacher@carlsbadca.gov
760-450-8863 (mobile)


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All good info. I will be sending out emails to appropriate parties this weekend myself.

It might be imbedded in one of those posts but something else I read on SDMBA's FB page is that the City of Carlsbad will be hiring (2) Rangers with law enforcement powers to issues citations (and arrest) in all the city parks including Calaveras. So my suggestion as a retired police officer is to avoid trails that have appropriate, legal signs posted because "I didn't know" and "I've been riding here for 20 years" won't cut it.


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All good info. I will be sending out emails to appropriate parties this weekend myself.

It might be imbedded in one of those posts but something else I read on SDMBA's FB page is that the City of Carlsbad will be hiring (2) Rangers with law enforcement powers to issues citations (and arrest) in all the city parks including Calaveras. So my suggestion as a retired police officer is to avoid trails that have appropriate, legal signs posted because "I didn't know" and "I've been riding here for 20 years" won't cut it.


Agreed, supposedly, SDMBA has verbal agreement from CDFW that they will not be posting any more and informally treating it as Legal.

However, that is Verbal agreement, so who knows what will actually occur.


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Agreed, supposedly, SDMBA has verbal agreement from CDFW that they will not be posting any more and informally treating it as Legal.

However, that is Verbal agreement, so who knows what will actually occur.


I highly recommend that any letter to politico's or media make mention of this verbal agreement.

Thew more it is repeated the more concrete it becomes.


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Trails Master Plan To Be Discussed at 6/20 City Council Meeting

City staff will present an update to the City Council on the Trails Master Plan at its daytime meeting Tuesday, June 20, at 9 a.m. The meeting will take place in the City Council chamber at City Hall, 1200 Carlsbad Village Drive. Those unable to attend can watch the meeting live or at a later time on the city's cable channel (Spectrum channel 24 and AT&T U-verse channel 99) and the city's website.

The purpose of Tuesday's meeting is to update the City Council on the status of the draft master plan. The City Council will hear a summary of the public and government agency input received to date and provide feedback to staff. The public is also welcome to attend the meeting and provide any additional feedback on the plan.

The next steps in the process will be for staff to further revise the draft master plan based on the input collected. Then the master plan would be brought to the City of Carlsbad Parks & Recreation Commission and the Planning Commission for a recommendation of adoption, and to the City Council for adoption. These meetings are expected to take place mid to late fall.

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The more it is repeated the more concrete it becomes.


Wise words there. Works for Religion, Politics, and now Trail Advocacy.

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FYI, I talked to one of my contacts at Carlsbad PD and the "Rangers" (who are actually re-assigned community service officers) are being officially bike-trained this week.

I commented to my contact that I expect these new Rangers to either be exceedingly non-confrontational or just the opposite....over the top gung ho trying to write as many tickets as possible. He said that one of them could indeed be the overzealous type as he "wants to be a police officer" and may see this as his foot in the door.


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J.A.M. wrote:
Trails Master Plan To Be Discussed at 6/20 City Council Meeting

City staff will present an update to the City Council on the Trails Master Plan at its daytime meeting Tuesday, June 20, at 9 a.m. The meeting will take place in the City Council chamber at City Hall, 1200 Carlsbad Village Drive. Those unable to attend can watch the meeting live or at a later time on the city's cable channel (Spectrum channel 24 and AT&T U-verse channel 99) and the city's website.

The purpose of Tuesday's meeting is to update the City Council on the status of the draft master plan. The City Council will hear a summary of the public and government agency input received to date and provide feedback to staff. The public is also welcome to attend the meeting and provide any additional feedback on the plan.

The next steps in the process will be for staff to further revise the draft master plan based on the input collected. Then the master plan would be brought to the City of Carlsbad Parks & Recreation Commission and the Planning Commission for a recommendation of adoption, and to the City Council for adoption. These meetings are expected to take place mid to late fall.

Want More Details?
Visit http://www.carlsbadca.gov/trails or call 760-434-2838.


I cannot make it to this meeting on account of having a job. If any of the retired guys or someone on vacation can make it in to this, it would be useful information.


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rodster wrote:
325racer wrote:
Agreed, supposedly, SDMBA has verbal agreement from CDFW that they will not be posting any more and informally treating it as Legal.

However, that is Verbal agreement, so who knows what will actually occur.


I highly recommend that any letter to politico's or media make mention of this verbal agreement.

Thew more it is repeated the more concrete it becomes.


This was indeed confirmed by SDMBA on FB.

Ben Stone "They have agreed that a solution is needed here (CDFW), they have agreed on the record to amending the civil code to allow mountain bikes on the Reserve and identifying legal trails. There is no recognition of an exact timeline or what trails will be identified, but we are working in partnership towards those goals."


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