California group fights to keep state boating department

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Recreational Boaters of California is urging boaters to oppose Gov. Jerry Brown's proposal to eliminate the Department of Boating and Waterways and reconstitute the department as a division of the Department of Parks and Recreation.

"RBOC will continue to stress that Cal Boating provides accountability, transparency and leadership regarding the collection and use of boater-derived taxes and fees, and the best use of these funds for programs that benefit boating," the group said in a statement.

“The tenacity of the boating community has intensified each time the proposal to eliminate the independent Cal Boating has been considered,” RBOC added. “Visits, calls and e-mails from the entire boating community will be needed again to produce an acknowledgement of the value and importance of Cal Boating in the state capitol.”

Boaters are urged to sign and submit the attached letter of opposition. Letters can be faxed to (916) 441-3520, e-mailed to rboc@rboc.org or mailed to: RBOC, 925 L Street, Suite 220, Sacramento, CA 95814.

Click here to read a sample letter.

The governor’s plan would eliminate a few thousand state jobs and consolidate or ax nearly 50 state organizations, according to state media reports.

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