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A message from California State Parks Foundation

A message from California State Parks Foundation

Dear Park Advocates, 

 

Happy New Year! On behalf of everyone at CSPF, we hope you had a healthy and happy holiday season and that the New Year is off to a good start!

As you may have heard, on January 9, 2014, Governor Jerry Brown released a $154.9 billion budget proposal for the 2014-15 fiscal year. His proposal includes a one-time increase of $14 million in State Park and Recreation Fund in order to avoid park closures and maintain existing service levels when the current moratorium on park closures expires in July. 

The budget also calls for increased spending to pay for deferred maintenance in parks, courts and other state facilities. Of this, the Governor has proposed $40 million to be allocated to state parks in order to address critical infrastructure deferred maintenance needs.

You can read CSPF’s statement regarding the Governor’s Budget Proposal online.  

 

In case you want even more information, you can access the full Governor’s Budget Summary and detail online at http://govbud.dof.ca.gov/

 

The Governor’s budget proposal is the beginning of a 6 month budget process. The Legislature and Governor have until June 15, 2014 to negotiate and make changes to this proposal. The new budget will go into effect on July 1.  We will continue to provide updates on the budget as it develops…

 

I would be remiss if I didn’t also use this opportunity to remind you to mark your 2014 calendars for Park Advocacy Day which will take place on Tuesday, May 6th. We will be sending out registration information in early February.  We hope to see you there!

 

Sincerely,

 

Linsey Fredenburg-Humes
Grassroots Manager
California State Parks Foundation
1510 J Street, Suite 220
Sacramento, CA 95814
TEL: 916.442.2119
FAX: 916.442.2809
www.calparks.org

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