The county Board of Supervisors scheduled a public hearing at 11 a.m. Tuesday during its regular meeting to get input on the county sheriff's 2002-2003 Glamis dunes law enforcement grant application with the California Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation division of the Department of State Parks.
The Sheriff's Office 2001-2002 grant requested $242,400 for law enforcement at the dunes but in January the OHMV commission awarded the sheriff $500,000, double what was requested for law enforcement.
Law enforcement became a problem last season when the dunes, with about 200,000 visitors, were patrolled by fewer than 40 officers over the Thanksgiving weekend. What followed included a shooting, stabbings, fights and a record number of citations issued for driving under the influence, driving with open containers and other illegal activity.
The board also will consider supporting state Senate Bill 1468 regarding county zoning and military facilities. According to the bill's author, Sen. William J. Knight, R-Palmdale, the bill protects military bases from urban growth by requiring cities and counties to zone lands for compatible uses around military facilities in the city or county's general plan.