SACRAMENTO — A new audit confirms that staff at the California Department of Parks and Recreation intentionally under-reported the amount of money in its accounts for at least 19 years.
The state Department of Finance audit released Friday says staff used inconsistent budget methods and couldn’t provide “reasonable explanations” or supporting documents.
The state found $54 million hidden in two funds just as parks were about to be closed. Read More
It is unfortunate that it took legislation to ensure proper stewardship of California’s nearly 1.4 million acres of state parks. But Californians and people who visit the state should be thankful that Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed a bill to protect our public spaces. Read More
More than 1.4 million acres of scenic land in California is set aside for public use and managed by the California Department of Parks and Recreation. In the Bay Area alone, those sites include Candlestick Point State Recreation Area, Big Basin Redwoods State Park, and Mount Diablo and Mount Tamalpais state parks. Read More