How many other government agencies have “hidden” surpluses?

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http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/california-politics/2012/07/parks-director-says-in-resignation-letter-she-is-appalled-by-hoarding-of-money.html Sacramento doesn’t have the leadership to solve the deficit without a tax increase. Gov. Jerry Brown wants to raise taxes without showing any way to make sure past mistakes aren’t repeated. I love the comment that California State Senator Noreen Evans (D) made in reference to the State Parks hidden surplus: “If one department can hoard $54 million for …

Are we really going to save money if we close some of our State Parks?

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http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/opinionla/la-ed-parks-california-closing-20120317,0,4470243.story I’m a lover of our Parks and it’s not because I’ve been a National and County Park Ranger, but because of how I grew up. My parents, teachers, friends and scout leaders helped in nurturing that love of Parks in me. I will also say that some Parks were created because of political pressure and really shouldn’t be in …

County Parks and Rec Wins National Accreditation

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http://www.countynewscenter.com/news/county-parks-and-recreation-wins-national-accreditation In the last few years, like so many other government agencies, San Diego County Parks and Recreation (DPR) have seen cuts in funding and staff. However, even with those cuts, they recently gained National Accreditation with the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies. They are the first County in California to gain it, and one of only …