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Assemblyman asks Coastal Commission to back off on limiting off-road access to Oceano Dunes

Posted at 4:14 PM, Jul 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-03 21:38:33-04

Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham is encouraging the California Coastal Commission to reject further limiting off-road vehicle access to the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area.

This month, the Commission is scheduled to consider reducing the number of RV camping spaces at the dunes.

“The Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area itself generates more than $150 million in annual economic activity from outside visitors,” Cunningham said in a letter addressed to the Commission. “It is a major contributor to South San Luis Obispo County’s tourism industry. Hundreds of businesses rely upon these visitors to generate revenue and employ local residents.”

The Coastal Commission meeting is scheduled to take place Thursday, July 11 at Embassy Suites in San Luis Obispo. Written comments from the public will be accepted through 5 p.m. on July 5. To submit a comment, email

To read the full text of Assemblyman Cunningham’s letter, click here.