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Santiago Truck Trail Access Alert Update

Santiago Truck Trail Access Alert Update:

Due to concerns raised by the County office of Risk Management, the Orange County Board of Supervisors postponed voting (Agenda Item #44) on the purchase of land for a parking lot at the trail head of the Santiago Truck Trail as well as other improvements. They will be casting their votes on Tuesday, September 6th at the County Hall of Administration in downtown Santa Ana.

As stated in our last update, the county plans to build a parking area near the top of Modjeska Grade Road for Santiago Truck Trail by acquiring 100 acres from a private landowner at a below-market cost. This purchase of land is designed to:

1. Ensure public access to this trail is locked up permanently.
2. Provide a parking area at the top of Modjeska Grade Road.
3. The additional 100 acres will open the County to future recreational improvements beyond just a parking area.

The votes needed to pass this are in doubt and we still need you to re-email, or if you haven’t already, email the Supervisors. It is extremely important for those of you who live in the Supervisory Districts of Supervisors Bates, Moorlach, Nelson and Nguyen to email them and state that you live in their district and this issue is important to you.

When emailing Supervisor Campbell thank him for his support of this proposal and his continued support or our access. He has truly been a “trail hero” to the recreation community.

We cannot stress enough that your messages to the Supervisors could help shove Item #44 over the edge and pass it.

If you are free on Tuesday, September 6th please attend the Board Meeting.

Messages to the supervisors could mention Santiago Truck Trail as:

1. “Item 44” on the agenda to help the Supervisors recognize it easily.

2. The most popular trail based on overall usage of any trail in Orange County and important to all user groups

3. It would protect the safety of recreationist who now has to ride up narrow Modjeska Grade Road to access the trail. The new parking lot would create a more accessible environment for trail runners and Bikers with parking at the trailhead. An equestrian loading and unloading zone is also in the plans. So this isn’t just limited to Mountain Bikers. Pass the word.

John M.W. Moorlach, Vice Chairman
email: district2@ocgov.com
Second District
714.834.3220

Janet Nguyen
janet.nguyen@ocgov.com
First District
714.834.3110
Fax: 714.834.5754

Shawn Nelson
Audra.Adams@ocgov.com
Fourth District
714.834.3440

Patricia C. Bates
PatBates@ocgov.com
Fifth District
714.834.3550

Bill Campbell, Chairman
Bill.Campbell@ocgov.com
Third District
714.834.3330

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Warrior’s Society Access Alert – Santiago Truck Trail (Luge)

Santiago Truck Trail Access Alert:

The Orange County Board of Supervisors will be voting on this Tuesday, August 23rd, to purchase land for a parking lot at the trail head of the Santiago Truck Trail as well as other improvements.

The votes needed to pass this are in doubt so here’s the scoop:

The county plans to build a parking area near the top of Modjeska Grade Road for Santiago Truck Trail by acquiring 100 acres from a private landowner at a below-market cost. This purchase of land is designed to:

1. Ensure public access to this trail is locked up permanently.
2. Provide a parking area at the top of Modjeska Grade Road.
3. The additional 100 acres will open the County to future recreational improvements beyond just a parking area.

The Orange County Board of Supervisors is meeting this Tuesday, August 23rd at 9:30am to vote on this issue. It is ITEM #44 on the agenda. If you want to help ensure your access to this trail forever; email, phone or fax the supervisors listed below and voice your opinion now.

When emailing Supervisor Campbell thank him for his support of this proposal and his continued support or our access.

Your messages to the Supervisors could help shove Item #44 over the edge and pass it but the vote is this Tuesday.

If you are free this Tuesday you may go down and show up in person to the Board Meeting. More info on Item #44 and the staff report on this issue and meeting place is available at:

http://www.ocsd.org/ocgov/Info%20OC/Departments%20&%20Agencies/Clerk%20of%20the%20Board/Board%20of%20Supervisors/Board%20Agendas%20&%20Minutes

(if the link does not load when you click on it cut and paste it in your browser)

Messages to the supervisors could mention Santiago Truck Trail as:

1. “Item 44” on the agenda to help the Supervisors recognize it easily.

2. The most popular trail based on overall usage of any trail in Orange County and important to all user groups

3. It would protect the safety of recreationists who now have to ride up narrow Modjeska Grade Road to access the trail. The new parking lot would create a more accessible environment for trail runners and Bikers with parking at the trailhead. An equestrian loading and unloading zone is also in the plans. So this isn’t just limited to Mountain Bikers. Pass the word.

John M.W. Moorlach, Vice Chairman
email: district2@ocgov.com
Second District
714.834.3220

Janet Nguyen (email not available on-line)
First District
714.834.3110
Fax: 714.834.5754

Shawn Nelson
Audra.Adams@ocgov.com
Fourth District
714.834.3440

Patricia C. Bates
PatBates@ocgov.com
Fifth District
714.834.3550

Bill Campbell, Chairman
Bill.Campbell@ocgov.com
Third District
714.834.3330

Thank you for your support

Ned Reynolds and Gene Frial
Trail Directors
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Rock N Road Bike Shops is a Major Sponsor of the Warrior’s Society

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O’Hara’s Pub at the Orange Circle is a Major Sponsor of the Warrior’s Society

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Switchback Cyclery is a Major Sponsor of the Warrior’s Society

The Silverado/Modjeska Recreation and Park District is a Major Sponsor of the Warrior’s Society

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