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Overview of Challenges Facing California’s State Park System. Parks Forward Commission September 18, 2013. Large, Diverse System. 280 parks, historical sites, and reserves 1.7 million acres Beaches, bays, deserts, forests, lakes, historical and archeological sites and artifacts

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Overview of Challenges Facing

California’s State Park System

Parks Forward Commission

September 18, 2013

large diverse system
Large, Diverse System
  • 280 parks, historical sites, and reserves
    • 1.7 million acres
    • Beaches, bays, deserts, forests, lakes, historical and archeological sites and artifacts
    • 70 million visitors annually
    • California’s crown jewel
large diverse system1
Large, Diverse System
  • Variety of Visitor Services
    • Museums
    • Day use: Picnic, beach, hike, bike
    • Overnight use: Camping, cabins, lodges
    • Interpretation, natural resources, cultural, historic
    • Off-highway vehicle use
    • Boating
    • Public safety
    • Maintenance
changing demographics
Changing Demographics
  • California’s population is changing
    • Increasing percentage of Latino and Asian Californians
    • Much more urban
    • Increasing demand for parks in San Joaquin Valley and Los Angeles
    • Need to approach access and use differently
diverse workforce
Diverse Workforce
  • Permanent employees: Peace officers, interpretive, business services, maintenance, located in the field and at headquarters
  • Seasonal employees
  • Volunteers
complex governance
Complex Governance
  • Multiple Boards
    • Boating and Waterways Commission
    • Historical Resources Commission
    • Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Commission
    • Park and Recreation Commission
multiple relationships
Multiple Relationships
  • U.S.
  • Local and regional governments
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Business partners
organizational chart
Organizational Chart

Office of Historic Preservation

Carol Roland-Nawi

Executive Office

Director

Major General Anthony Jackson, USMC, Ret

Chief Deputy Director

Aaron Robertson

Legal

Claire LeFlore

Audits

Art Lee

Legislative Affairs

Liz McGuirk

Chief Administrative Officer

New Position - Vacant

  • Chief Operations Officer

New Position - Vacant

Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation

Chris Conlin

  • Park Operations
  • Steve Lehman
  • Northern California
  • Southern California
  • Operations Support Services
  • Law Enforcement & Emerg Serv
  • Facilities
  • Natural Resources
  • Archeology, History, Museums
  • Interpretation & Ed
  • Administrative Services
  • Angela Verbaere
  • Personnel and Labor Relations
  • Budgets
  • Accounting
  • Business Management Services
  • Information Technology
  • Training
  • External Affairs
  • Sedrick Mitchell
  • Grants and Local Assistance
  • Community Involvement
  • Human Rights

Boating and Waterways

Sylvia Hunter

Communications/Public Affairs

Vicky Waters

  • Acquisition and Development
  • Kathy Amman
  • General Planning
  • Northern Service Center
  • Southern Service Center
  • Acquisitions and Real Property
  • Accessibility

Marketing and Business Development

Doug Neilson (starts October 1st)

  • Membership and Customer Programs
  • Revenue Generation
  • Concessions
  • Pass Program
  • Reservations
  • Marketing
  • Performance Management/Business Intelligence
inadequate tools technology business processes
Inadequate Tools, Technology, & Business Processes
  • Improved business systems, software, training, and budgeting tools
  • Ability to track use, expand access, and manage agreements
  • Accelerate innovation, decision-making, and efficiency
backlog of repairs
Backlog of Repairs
  • Over $1 billion for infrastructure and maintenance
    • Water quality and treatment
    • Building and facilities
    • Cultural and historical collection preservation
    • Natural resource management and protection
funding
Funding
  • General fund
  • Bond revenue
  • Special funds
  • User fees
  • Concessions
fti consulting
FTI Consulting
  • Global business advisory firm
  • Public sector expertise: financial analysis, financial modeling, forecasting, and turnaround services
  • Providing financial and organizational analysis and modeling:
    • Baseline assessment
    • Portfolio optimization
    • Backlog review
    • Preliminary pro forma
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Need
  • Need to chart a new course
    • Meet the needs of a changing population
    • Align organization, facilities, staffing, tools, and systems
    • Create stable, sustainable funding
opportunity
Opportunity
  • Create a park system for the next century
    • Address significant challenges
    • Provide practical, specific recommendations
    • Implementation will continue beyond our tenure