Senate leader Kevin de León speaks at a rally of parks supporters outside the state Capitol Wednesday.
Credit Ben Adler, Capital Public Radio
Once California lawmakers wrap up an affordable housing deal, some hope to move on to a parks and water bond. Capital Public Radio's Daniel Potter has more from a rally held by parks backers yesterday (Wednesday) outside the state Capitol.
KVCR's Ken Vincent introduces report from Capital Public Radio's Daniel Potter
A $3-billion proposal making its way through the California Legislature would go toward improving local and state parks and coastal protection. The proposed bond issue – written by an Inland Empire-area legislator - would give special attention to constructing and improving local parks in the IE and other underserved areas of the state. If it makes it out of the Legislature, the giant parks bond would have to be approved by voters. The California Report’s John Sepulvado has more.
This week, California lawmakers will consider whether to add a ballot measure for the 2018 election. The state Assembly is scheduled to vote on it's first bill this session -- a $3 billion parks bond. Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.
As Tropical Storm Harvey pummels Texas, California water managers say such devastating floods could happen here. As Capital Public Radio's Amy Quinton reports, the say California needs to invest billions of dollars for flood protection.
A task force charged by Governor Jerry Brown with modernizing California's state parks system after a recent financial scandal is now six months into its mission. Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports on some of the challenges under way.
Governor Jerry Brown wants the California State Parks system to be self-supporting. But as Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports, only six of the 279 parks bring in more money than they cost to run -- and the entire system lost nearly 300-million dollars last fiscal year.
California's state parks system has faced a rough few years. Deep cuts during the recession, and a financial scandal that rocked the department. Now a state commission is releasing a report that demands the parks department modernize itself... and Governor Jerry Brown's new budget proposes only enough money to buy the parks system a year to turn itself around. Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports.
Tens of thousands of residents downstream from Oroville Dam are still under evacuation orders, even as conditions improve for workers trying to alleviate the structural emergency plaguing the dam. KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.