Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Your Call 092909 What comes next for California's state parks?

What comes next for California's state parks? On the next Your Call we'll talk about the deal that averted a state park closure in California. Locked gates at hundreds of parks across the state has been delayed for at least one more year, but what comes next? How will the parks cut an additional $22 million from their budget? In his new PBS series, Ken Burns calls the National Parks America's Best Idea, but across the country fees are rising and hours are shrinking. What are you willing to do to keep state parks public? It's Your Call with Sandip Roy and you.

Dan Jacobson in Sacramento
Legislative Director for Environment California, a statewide, citizen-based environmental advocacy organization. Mr. Jacobson has been with Environment California for 22 years and played a leading role in the passage of the California Clean Energy Act - the strongest renewable energy law in the country, the 2003 ban on PBDE's and the phthalate ban in 2006.

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Doug in SF said...

I always thought that the Parks closure was a red-herring intended to get people's attention and perhaps distract attention from other cuts.

Doug in SF said...

What Dan Jacobson just said is exactly right, the Governor used the Parks to bait legislators into cutting other programs. What programs? Health, education and welfare. For example $871m from SSI, $370m Calworks child care, $80m from child welfare services, $26m from foster care, and on, and on.

lauren lane said...

I think the National Forests and all of Nature should be preserved, especially in areas where the building has gone out of control. We need some trees and "green" stuff around...or we will go totally mad.