What's The Future of Department of Boating and Waterways?


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(Sacramento, CA)
Friday, May 22, 2009

 
The Memorial Day Weekend is a great opportunity to spend time relaxing on a boat in California.  But, a state agency that manages boating programs could be heading for rough waters. 
Governor Schwarzenegger’s plan to close the door on the budget deficit includes eliminating the Department of Boating and Waterways.  The governor wants to merge it with the State Department of Parks and Recreation to save about 600-thousand dollars each fiscal year. 

Capital Public Radio's Steve Shadley recently spoke with State Resources Department Spokesman Sandy Cooney about the plan and the services the 50 year old agency provides...
 
0522 Boating and Waterways TWO WAY 
Total Time of Interview: Four minutes
Intro:  “Sandy, we’re sitting here in the beautiful rose garden...”
Outro:  “...Alright Steve, Thank You...”
 
Steve Shadley speaking with State Resources Department Spokesman Sandy Cooney.  The Governor’s latest budget includes a plan to merge the Boating and Waterways Agency with the Parks and Recreation Department.  It’s among dozens of other departments to be eliminated or consolidated...including the bureau of Naturopathic Medicine, the Court Reporters Board, and Office of Environmental Assessment.