Who in Their Right Mind Would Give Brown’s Administration More Tax Dollars?
07/20/2012 7 Comments
Governor Brown wanted to save money by closing Parks all across the state, denying citizens access to these low cost recreation facilities. At the same time he is raising taxes to pay off a growing state debt and to keep the parks, schools and fire houses open. Right.
Then the Sac Bee learns that the California Parks and Recreation Department has been hiding 54 million dollars and recently made secret vacation buyout program that cost the state $271,000 dollars.
State Parks Director Ruth Coleman resigned this morning and her second in command has been fired after officials learned the department has been sitting on nearly $54 million in surplus money for as long as 12 years.
The moves come in the wake of a scandal, revealed by The Bee on Sunday, in which a deputy director at State Parks carried out a secret vacation buyout program for employees at department headquarters last year. That buyout cost the state more than $271,000.
Thanks to the Sac Bee for shining some light on this incompetent Administration. If the Parks Department can squirreled away so much money for over two of Arnold’s terms and one of Brown’s terms, one has to ask how much money have other agencies been squirreling away, while denying services to taxpayers?
This is yet again another reason for not giving the clowns in Sacramento any more of our tax dollars. They have proven they are incompetent money managers. If Parks and Recreation was hiding the money, other agencies must be as well. Let them scramble around and find all that hidden money, rather than ask us for more taxes.