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Mon, Jul 23, 2012 -- 9:00 AM

State Parks Chief Resigns Amid Scandal


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California Department of Parks and Recreation
Former State Parks Director Ruth Coleman
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Former State Parks Director Ruth Coleman

On Friday, State Parks director Ruth Coleman resigned in the wake of revelations that her department failed to report a $54 million surplus. Donors and advocates -- who have helped save 70 state parks from closure in recent months -- say they feel shocked and betrayed. We discuss the revelations. What will the unexpected money and the scandal mean for the future of California's state parks?

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Bob Berman, vice president of the Benicia State Parks Association
  • Elizabeth Goldstein, president of the California State Parks Foundation
  • Matt Weiser, environment reporter for the Sacramento Bee

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