Environmental groups were successful in gathering the required signatures to place a new measure on the November ballot which would add an $18 charge to most DMV registrations in order to keep the state parks open.
If approved by a simple majority of state voters on Nov. 2, the measure would increase annual vehicle registration fees for California motorists by $18 a year, and allow any car with California license plates free admission to the state’s 278 parks, which currently charge fees that range from about $6 to $15 per visit.
Of course, tax groups and the Governator will fight such a measure. But though I am no tax lover, to me this actually sounds like a great deal and a major boost to state park attendance, I would think. Of course, that’s because I know that I would really get my money’s worth.
And you have to love Schwarzenegger’s commitment to no new taxes. We’d react more strongly to that, but first we have to finish adding up all the extra CA taxes we paid last year…
What do you think? Would forcing you to pay for it finally pique your interest in visiting a state park? Or will they have to take this $18 from your cold dead hand?