This California Department of Parks and Recreation financial scandal just continues to prove that until robots rule the world, things will continue to suck because people are behind things.
The Sacramento Bee reported July 20 that state parks has been sitting on $54 million in “hidden assets” for at least 12 years…The money was held in two special funds even as the agency undertook painful service reductions and park closures to achieve $22 million in budget cuts…Some of the surplus money could have been used to avoid those cuts, but it was never reported to the Department of Finance, as required by long-standing state fiscal policy.
In January 2011, Governor Jerry Brown unveiled his proposed budget, which included a reduction of General Fund support for state parks by $11 million for Fiscal Year 2011-12 and a total reduction of $22 million by the beginning of Fiscal Year 2012-2013. The California Legislature passed this $22 million General Fund reduction, imposing these permanent park closures.
So, what does one do? Throw the parks out with the bath water? Can I boycott people?