CA Governor attempting to eliminate Cal Boating... again?!

Cal Boat logo getting the ax


For the 5th time in the past 2 decades, the Governor of California is attempting to eliminate the California Department of Boating and Waterways [Cal Boating], the department responsible for providing accountability, transparency and leadership regarding the collection and use of boater-derived taxes and fees, and the best use of these funds for programs that benefit boating.

Recreational Boaters of California [RBOC] is urging boaters to speak up in opposition to Governor Brown's proposal to eliminate the Department of Boating and Waterways and re-constitute the department as a division within the Department of Parks and Recreation. Many argue that the move is an attempt to redivert boaters taxes and fees to the general fund, rather than being invested back into the boating community as overseen by Cal Boating.

Eliminating Cal Boating has already been soundly rejected four times, when it was proposed by Governor Pete Wilson in 1992 and 1996, and it was proposed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2003 and 2009. The reasons Cal Boating must continue remain just as vital today:
Boaters are urged to sign and submit a letter of opposition. Letters can be faxed to 916.441.3520, emailed to [email protected], or mailed to: RBOC, 925 L Street, Suite 220, Sacramento, CA 95814.

PLEASE SIGN THIS LETTER OF OPPOSITION TO THE ELIMINATION OF CAL BOATING

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