Wonder why CA OHV parks are closing and/or neglected?

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Apr 11, 2006
Sacramento, CA
[FONT=&quot]California parks director resigns amid scandal[/FONT]

"State Parks Director Ruth Coleman resigned this morning and her second in command has been fired after officials learned the department has been sitting on nearly $54 million in surplus money for as long as 12 years."

Here's the kicker:

"The surplus money consists of $20.3 million in the Parks and Recreation Fund, and $33.5 million in the Off Highway Vehicle Fund, which are the two primary operating funds at the agency. This money was not reported to either Finance or the State Controller's Office, in contrast to normal budgeting procedures."

Our government at work...

California OHV parks are well funded compared to general Parks, most of them are co-funding surrounding parks, Ocottillo Wells supports most of AB, Pismo most of the surrounding State Parks.

Its a well known secret that the money was there, its more what are they gonna do with it now.......legally it was collected from fuel and green sticker funds, and needs to stay there, but Sac in known for changing the rules.

The State General fund owes the OHV fund upward of 80 million dollars, they borrow but never return.
They should be prosecuted for accounting fraud. Problem is, they are probably indemnified.

Mind you, this was at a time when CHILDREN were having bake sales and donating proceeds to keep local parks open. Piece of $hit bureaucrats.

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