On Friday, State Parks director Ruth Coleman resigned in the wake of revelations that her department failed to report a $54 million surplus. Donors and advocates — who have helped save 70 state parks from closure in recent months — say they feel shocked and betrayed. We discuss the revelations. What will the unexpected money and the scandal mean for the future of California’s state parks?
Matt Weiser, environment reporter for the Sacramento Bee
Elizabeth Goldstein, president of the California State Parks Foundation
Bob Berman, vice president of the Benicia State Parks Association