Friday, October 19, 2018

California Closing 70 Parks to Save a Few Million - Watch Video

A News release from California's stated,

California State Parks today announced a plan to close up to 70 of its 278 parks (see attachment) due to budget cuts. The closures are necessary to achieve an $11 million reduction in the next fiscal year 2011/12, that amount increasing to $22 million in the following fiscal year 2012/13.

“We regret closing any park,” said Ruth Coleman, director of California State Parks, “but with the proposed budget reductions over the next two years, we can no longer afford to operate all parks within the system.”

“These cuts are unfortunate, but the state’s current budget crisis demands that tough decisions be made,” said Resources Secretary John Laird. “Hopefully, the legislature will agree to allow California voters to decide whether we extend currently existing taxes or make deeper cuts to our parks.” See the full news release here

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