NAC Update
CALIFORNIA
San Onofre State Beach

June 26, 2009

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DATE: June 26, 2009
SUBJECT: San Onofre Update
TO: All naturists and other concerned citizens

Dear Naturist,

This is an update from the Naturist Action Committee on the status of San Onofre State Beach and NAC's ongoing effort on behalf of naturists there.

In an unpublished ruling issued yesterday, a California state court of appeals has ruled in favor of the California Department of Parks and Recreation in its appeal of a Superior Court’s ruling from 2008 that had favored naturists.

At issue is whether DPR has followed proper procedure in abruptly ending the application of the Cahill/Harrison regulation at San Onofre State Beach. Cahill/Harrison is long-standing and well-known means for managing and regulating the clothing-optional use of portions of state parks.

The ruling allows the possibility that rangers may immediately begin issuing citations for nudity at San Onofre State Beach under Title 14, Section 4322 of the California Code of Regulations. That is exactly the same threat that DPR had originally scheduled to take effect on June 1, 2008.

MORE INFORMATION

Details of this situation and specifics of the Cahill/Harrison Regulation and associated documents may be found on the NAC Web page: www.naturistaction.org/sanonofre

There, you will find background documents related to the Cahill Policy, the Harrison letter and NAC's lawsuit.

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

This is a setback, but the battle is not ended. The Naturist Action Committee has fourteen days to file a further appeal. NAC is carefully considering the details of each of its options and the ramifications of each.

NAC will continue to issue Action Alerts, Advisories and Updates on this issue as circumstances require. Look for them.

PLEASE HELP NAC TO CONTINUE HELPING NATURISTS!

The Naturist Action Committee remains committed to the vigorous defense of the clothing-optional use of public land. Activism on behalf of naturists can be expensive. NAC relies entirely on the voluntary financial support of people like YOU.

Won't you please send a generous donation to:

   NAC
   PO Box 132
   Oshkosh, WI 54903

Or call toll free (800) 886-7230 (8AM-4PM, Central Time, weekdays) to donate by phone using your MasterCard, Visa or Discover Card. Or use your credit card to make a convenient online donation:
www.naturistaction.org/donate/

Thank you for choosing to make a difference.

Naturally,

Bob Morton
Executive Director
Naturist Action Committee

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Board Member Allen Baylis       -
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