On January 8th the governor released his proposed FY 2010-11 state budget. Under the governor’s proposal the state parks would no longer be funded by the state general fund but rather from the controversial Tranquillon ridge offshore oil lease. Has the governor forgotten that the drilling proposal was defeated twice in 2009, first by the State lands commission, then in the legislative e budget negotiations in the fall? What is going to happen to the state parks when the drilling proposal is defeated again in 2010?
You can help Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park and the other state parks by:
• Taking a moment to send a message to your legislators urging them to reject the governor’s proposal
• Signing up to gather signatures to put the California State Parks and Wildlife Conservation Trust Fund Act of 2010 on the November 2010 ballot
• Submitting an endorsement form for the California State Parks and Wildlife Conservation Trust Fund Act of 2010
Stephen Hill, Sr