Business Meeting

Oct 22
Business Meeting
at approximately 12:30 p.m., 925 L Street, Room 175, Sacramento, CA
Business Meeting
  • Agenda


    Business Meeting
    Thursday, October 22, 2015
    925 L Street, Room 175
    Sacramento, CA

    The Commission will consider agenda items I-VI at approximately 12:30 p.m. The precise time will vary depending upon the testimony of witnesses and will be determined at the discretion of the chair. Members of the public will have an opportunity to make comments about Commission agenda items during the meeting.

    1. Business Meeting Minutes from September 24, 2015
    2. Draft Report - Californians' Interaction with State Government
    3. Project Selection
    4. Civil Service Reform Update - Dave Rechs, Deputy Secretary for Human Resources, California Government Operations Agency
    5. Implementation
    6. Reports from California State Auditor’s Office
  • Public Notice


    October 15, 2015

    For Additional Information Contact:
    Carole D’Elia, Executive Director
    (916) 445-2125

    Notice of Meeting
    (Revised Witness List)

    On Thursday, October 22, 2015, the Little Hoover Commission will conduct a public hearing on the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) to assess the progress that CalVet has made implementing recommendations from the Commission’s 2013 report, An Agenda for Veterans: The State’s Turn to Serve. The Commission also will use this hearing to begin a new review of the department’s veterans homes and home loan programs, in response to a request from Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin, Chair of the Assembly Committee on Veterans Affairs. The hearing will begin at 9 a.m. in Room 437 of the State Capitol in Sacramento.

    At the hearing the Commission will hear from a panel including staff members from CalVet, featuring the deputy secretaries from the Veterans Services Division, the Farm and Home Loans Division and the Veterans Homes Division. They will provide an update on the 2013 Commission recommendations to reduce the claims backlog and expand outreach to veterans, as well as information on the current operations of the home loan programs and the veterans homes. The Commission also will hear from the director of veterans services in Solano County, to share the perspective of county service officers who interact with thousands of veterans and also with CalVet. The final panel will feature a graduate student researcher at University of California, Berkeley, who authored a study earlier this year for the California Assembly that examines and provides recommendations on improving California’s veterans homes program.

    There will be an opportunity for public comment at the end of the hearing. The Commission also encourages written comments.

    Immediately following the hearing, the Commission will hold a business meeting at 925 L Street, Room 175, in Sacramento.

    All public notices for meetings are on the Commission’s website, If you need reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please contact Commission Executive Director Carole D’Elia at (916) 445-2125 or by Thursday, October 15, 2015.