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State Parks Director Says Overhaul Underway

Aired 7/1/13 on KPBS Midday Edition.

Guest

Major General Anthony Jackson, California State Parks Director

Transcript

California's beloved state parks have been in the news in recent months but not always in a good way.

Major General Anthony Jackson, Director of California State Parks Agency

Last year, we learned that state park officials were keeping millions of dollars in surplus funds, even when state budget cuts threatened to close 70 parks.

Since that time, there's been a change at the top and a retired Marine general from Fallbrook has been named to head the agency.

Retired Maj. General Anthony Jackson is hoping to bring big changes to the way the state parks are managed.

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