The county had their discussion on this issue this afternoon. I, along with a lot of concerned citizens, public agencies and businesses, voiced their disapproval of this proposed action (ceasing maintenance on certain dirt roads in the county). There were enough speakers that they took a break at 3:00pm. I left to enjoy the ride home before the traffic. I haven't heard the outcome of their vote, if they actually had one. Public Works is saying they want to cease maintenance and remove the gates. Fine for a year or two, but after that, CR 40 and 41 will be washed out beyond any access save for a real dirt bike.
Fire and rescue generally were against it for access to injured people and fires. Locals wanted continued access to their properties and public land. BLM and UC Davis want either the roads (actually just CR 40 aka Rayhouse Road) maintained OR closed altogether.
"I don't know what you do, but I know what I do, and I don't do that." --Uncle Doug, R.I.P.
"Without the possibility of death, adventure is not possible"--Reinhold Messner