California Governor Jerry Brown signed a number of bills Tuesday that he says are designed to help the environment and improve state parks.
The Governor signed two bills that will keep state parks open and improve their management. One of them places a two-year moratorium on any park closure. It designates 30 million dollars to prevent parks from closing, to match private and local donations, and for park maintenance.
Another bill requires the state parks department to create a plan to generate revenues and calls for tighter accounting practices.