Some state parks to close
February 1, 2011
Plans are currently underway to close some California state parks due to budget problems. [San Francisco Chronicle]
California Natural Resources chief John Laird told reporters Monday night that a number of state parks are currently being considered for closure.
“An actual list will roll out in the next couple of weeks,” said Laird, who has been one of the biggest park advocates in the state during his time in the Assembly and after his term. Laird’s idea to add a surcharge on the vehicle license fee to fund state parks was turned down by voters in November.
Laird declined to indicate a specific number for how many parks will be closed, but he expects the closures to represent all areas of the state. The former state Assemblyman said he loves state parks, but that it was time to fix the budget.