By Matt Weiser and Kevin Yamamura
Published: Saturday, Jul. 21, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 1A
Last Modified: Saturday, Jul. 21, 2012 – 12:23 am
California state parks Director Ruth Coleman resigned and her second-in-command was fired Friday after officials discovered the department has been sitting on “hidden assets” totalling nearly $54 million.
The money accumulated over 12 years in two special funds the department uses to collect revenue and pay for operations: $20.4 million in the Parks and Recreation Fund, and $33.5 million in the Off Highway Vehicle Trust Fund.
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