The Bad. Our friends at
Bennington Battlefield State Park Rensselaer Close Historic Site
Hudson River Islands State Park Rensselaer Close Park
John Brown Farm Historic Site Essex Close Historic Site
Max V. Shaul State Park Schoharie Close Park
Schodack Island State Park Rensselaer Close Park
Schoharie Crossing Historic Site Schoharie Close Historic Site
Schuyler Mansion Historic Site Albany Close Historic Site
Carol Ash “2008 salary $127,000” is the genius who came up with this shit plan to screw the public when asked to cut $20 million from the parks budget.
So Carol did you offer to layoff the overpaid, overeducated, pencil pushers that haunt every Park Facility in the State? Did you ask the rank and file union members to except a giveback or voluntary unpaid furlough? Fuck no, you little bureaucratic weasel. Even though those measures could have meant real saving and had the least effect on the badly stressed public, you chose to vent your anger on having your little personal empire cut by introducing draconian measures that would effect the public the most. There by screwing the very people you serve.
I am sick of parks along with NYC OTB being the dumping ground of every connected but incompetent campaign contributor that can’t find a job. Parks along with OTB needs a top to bottom restructuring to rid itself of these cancerous patronage jobs before they destroy once and for all the very thing they serve.
You are a parasitic pest feeding off a host. Closing 41 parks and 14 historic sites, and service reductions at 23 parks and 1 historic site along with the planned layoffs of seasonal help will only produce a temporary reduction in costs. But you know that anyway don’t you? Your job is safe and I’m sure a raise is in the works for you and your co-conspirators. But change is in the wind, maybe sooner than you think.