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No one can stop off-roaders

Santa Maria



Regarding Nell Langford and her attempts to end off-roading at Oceano Dunes and probably everywhere else (“State shouldn’t subsidize off-road industry,” Oct. 1): Sorry Nell, but it’s not going to happen. The taxes paid by off-roaders, the money they spend in the motels, gas stations, grocery stores, off-road-friendly shops, restaurants, and everywhere else here will make the difference. Money talks, and they spend a lot.


The argument about the fuel tax holds no water. Off-roaders buy fuel. It’s only fair that the fuel taxes they pay go towards their recreation of choice. There is also the Green Sticker Fund, the registration of off- highway vehicles, which gets raided every year by the General Fund, but Langford doesn’t seem to be bothered by that.  

The very small group of people behind her (I’ll bet there are no local business owners) would do better spending their time helping the homeless who live in the bushes near her Oceano house.  

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