Maybe it’s not on the back burner after all?

Derek Moore of The Press Democrat is reporting that the State of California is pushing ahead to charge for parking at Sonoma and Mendocino County beaches.

A controversy over "hidden funds" has not derailed proposals to charge visitors $8 a day at numerous beaches along the North Coast, 20 years after a similar effort sparked months of protest that ultimately forced the state to rescind the fees.

“We haven't withdrawn the application,” said Liz Burko, superintendent of the Russian River District and acting superintendent of the Mendocino District.

You can find Derek's complete story HERE in The Press Democrat.