Sheriff's Office Requests More ATV Funding

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Sheriff's Office Requests More ATV Funding
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Source: Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is seeking grant funding to provide increased patrolling and enforcement of areas where illegal off-road vehicles are being used. The Sheriff’s Office has received an increased number of complaints about individuals on ATV’s primarily in the Santa Ynez riverbed and surrounding areas bordering the City of Lompoc who are damaging private property and the environment. They are also violating a number of other State and County ordinances.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office submitted an application to the State of California Parks and Recreation Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMV) Division 2017/2018 grant program. The preliminary application was submitted Tuesday, February 27, 2018. As part of the multi-step application process, there is an opportunity for public comment and feedback before the final application is due on May 7, 2018. Starting today, March 6, 2018 until April 2, 2018, the public can view the on-line grant application and submit comments.

To view the application, go to the California State OHMV Grants and Cooperative Agreements program at To make public comments on the application, click on “GRANTS” and then on “On Line Grants Application (OLGA).” Then follow the directions on the menu bar on the left side of the screen.

This is the fourth year that the Sheriff’s Office has applied for the grant funding.

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RHS Mar 07, 2018 10:14 AM
Sheriff's Office Requests More ATV Funding

Classic example of what is wrong with our funding process. Too much money will be spent on application, review and distribution of this "grant" which will probably be just enough to help "manage" the program it is going to. Funds should be given to the department to distribute on a priority basis by the head and if he or she messes up repercussions should come in the form of voter or Board of Supervisors review. Management become the biggest boondoggle in government and its most rapidly expanding. This eats away at program functions inexorably.

420722 Mar 06, 2018 02:34 PM
Sheriff's Office Requests More ATV Funding

I would like to see the numbers or some sort of proof that they are even making arrest and citations before they get more funding. Are they really making a difference if the complaint calls keep coming in after 4 years?

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