While various sources have been describing the budget cuts to the California Department of Parks and Recreation as $14.2 million this year, the true budget reduction is more than three times that amount, or $40.4 million this year and another $13 million next year, for a total of $53.4 million, according to state park officials and the attached official state park “Fact Sheet.”
Click here to see the California Department of Parks and Recreation Fact Sheet on Budget Reductions.
This is what the site of the Los Angeles State Historic Park used to look like before the community fought for the creation of a park there. This might be what it looks like again under proposed budget cuts. The state has dropped the environmental review process for the Hargreaves plan.