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Report #240, September 2017

Transforming the Yountville Veterans Home Campus

In this report, the Commission calls for calls for bold and innovative approaches to transform the historic 615-acre campus in the heart of Napa Valley to better meet the changing needs of veterans ... [more]
Report #239, August 2017

Special Districts: Improving Oversight & Transparency

In this report, the Commission calls for special district reforms and recommends several measures to strengthen oversight of California’s 2,071 independent special districts. During its review, the ... [more]
Report #238, June 2017

Improving State Permitting for Local Climate Change Adaptation Projects

In this report, the Commission calls for reducing unnecessary bureaucratic delays in state permitting of local government projects designed to improve California’s resiliency against climate change. During its review, the Commission found that local governments designing and constructing projects to protect Californians from the threat of climate change have landed on a collision course with the state’s complicated permitting ... [more]
Report #237, March 2017

A New Approach to California's Veterans Homes

In this report, the Commission calls for greater self-sufficiency in the state’s veterans homes program and less reliance on the General Fund to free up resources to serve more California veterans, particularly those incapable of caring for their own health. During its review of the state’s eight-home system, the Commission found unnecessarily high costs to California taxpayers compared to other states and also determined that fewer ... [more]
Report #236, February 2017

Borrowed Money: Opportunities for Stronger Bond Oversight

In this report, the Commission calls for more consistent oversight and greater transparency for public spending financed by state and local bonds. This report updates and builds on ... [more]
Report #234, October 2016

Jobs for Californians: Strategies to Ease Occupational Licensing Barriers

In this report, the Commission calls for a comprehensive review of occupational licensing regulations to increase upward mobility of workers in California.  During its review, the Commission found the state’s licensing process often bars entry to occupations and is not a thoughtful examination of how best to protect consumers. The Commission also found some groups – such as former offenders, military spouses, veterans ... [more]
Report #235, October 2016

The Economy & Efficiency Report 2015-16

The report provides a synopsis of the Commission's oversight work and accomplishments during the two-year legislative session, and explores the Commission's list of California’s top challenges and ... [more]
Report #233, September 2016

Promises Still to Keep: A Second Look at the Mental Health Services Act

In this report, the Commission renews its January 2015 call to strengthen the oversight of Proposition 63, the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) of 2004.  This report updates and builds on ... [more]
Report #232, June 2016

Letter to Governor Brown and the Legislature on the Salton Sea

In this report, the Commission renews its September 2015 call for urgent action at the Salton Sea to prevent a massive public health, environmental and economic disaster in Southern California. ... [more]
Report #231, April 2016

Time and Again: Overtime in State Facilities

In this report, the Commission urges the state to reduce excess overtime in state health care facilities by 50 percent by 2018. During its review, the Commission found that nursing staff working ... [more]
Report #230, April 2016

Fixing Denti-Cal

In this report, the Commission urges reboot for troubled state Denti-Cal program, and cites its harm to beneficiaries and historic inability to reform. During its review, the Commission found California’s Medicaid dental program ranks among state government’s greatest deficiencies, falling disastrously short in providing dental care to a third of California’s population and half of its children. Also finds that more than 13 ... [more]
Report #229, October 2015

A Customer-Centric Upgrade For California Government

In this report, the Commission issues a blueprint for state government to put customers first in its daily operations and culture. During its review, the Commission found that by better meeting ... [more]
Report #228, September 2015

Averting Disaster: Action Now for the Salton Sea

In this report, the Commission urges immediate state action to prevent massive dust storms, wildlife losses and harm to Southern California economies from a receding Salton Sea. Duiring this review, ... [more]
Report #227, June 2015

Conversations For Workable Government

In this report, the Commission recommends fine-tuning California’s open meeting acts to improve governing. The Commission also recommends retaining existing executive branch ex parte policies, ... [more]
Report #226, March 2015

Level the Playing Field: Put California's Underground Economy Out of Business

In this report, the Commission urges leaders to wage a stronger campaign against the underground economy to protect California businesses and workers. During its review, the Commssion found the ... [more]
Report #225, January 2015

Promises Still to Keep: A Decade of the Mental Health Services Act

In this report, the Commission calls for the state to address critical shortcomings in its implementation of 2004’s Proposition 63 ballot measure, known as the Mental Health Services Act. During its... [more]
Report #224, October 2014

The Economy & Efficiency Report 2013-14

The Commission's biennial report summarizes all Commission activities and accomplishments during the 2013 and 2014 legislative session.  The report provides an overview of the Commission's history, study process and the role it plays within the Capitol community. The report also includes details about studies conducted and reports issued during the past two years. ... [more]
Report #223, October 2014

Letter to Governor Brown and the Legislature on Revisiting California's Energy Future

In this report, the Commission renews its call to bring greater clarity on the aggregated costs and consequences of the energy policies being implemented in California. The Commission urges the ... [more]
Report #222, August 2014

Letter to Governor Brown and the Legislature on Medi-Cal Update

In this report, the Commission commends the Department of Health Care Services after hearing testimony describing changes to implement the Commission’s 2007 recommendations that sought to transform ... [more]
Report #221, July 2014

Governing California Through Climate Change

In this report, the Commission calls on the Governor and Legislature to assume the same leadership role in climate change adaptation and climate risk assessment as it has for addressing greenhouse gas emissions. During its study, the Commission found encouragement in efforts by state agencies to understand the climate challenge and gauge California’s vulnerability.  However, the Commission found that there is no ... [more]
Report #220, February 2014

From Hiring to Retiring: Strategies for Modernizing State Human Resources

In this report, the Commission urges the Governor, Legislature and state human resource leaders to finish the work outlined in the Governor’s reorganization plan of 2012, increase the efficiency and... [more]
Report #219, February 2014

Sensible Sentencing for a Safer California

In this report, the Commission urges California leaders to improve criminal justice sentencing by amending the penal code to expand the purpose of incarceration beyond punishment alone. The Commission... [more]
Report #218, October 2013

A New Plan for a New Economy: Reimagining Higher Education

In this report, the Commission calls for a new master plan for higher education that addresses the state’s need to substantially increase the number of graduates while recognizing that state ... [more]
Report #217, August 2013

An Agenda for Veterans: The State's Turn to Serve

In this report, the Commission calls for improved oversight of veterans’ services at the Department of Veterans Affairs. The Commission recommends for the department to do the following: improve ... [more]
Report #216, May 2013

Letter to Governor Brown and the Legislature on Bail and Pre-Trial Services

In this report, the Commission spotlights jail overcrowding. During its study, the Commission found that county sheriffs, not judges, increasingly make bail and sentencing decisions to manage ... [more]
Report #215, March 2013

Beyond Crisis: Recapturing Excellence in California's State Park System

In this report, the Commission calls for a new vision to restore California's State Parks to excellence.  During its review, the Commission found that the California Department of Parks and Recreation needs a new operating model to thrive, and to protect and preserve the state’s natural and cultural treasures. The department’s model should be built around shared management, innovation, greater transparency and the expectation ... [more]
Report #214, December 2012

Rewiring California: Integrating Agendas for Energy Reform

In this report, the Commission urges the Governor to bring greater clarity on the aggregated costs and consequences of the energy policies being implemented in California. During its review, the ... [more]
Report #213, November 2012

Improving Government Performance: Recommendations from an Independent Voice

The Commission's biennial report summarizes all Commission activities and accomplishments during the 2011 and 2012 legislative session.  The report provides an overview ... [more]
Report #212, September 2012

Building Value: Modernizing Property Management

In this report, the Commission calls for a stronger approach to state property management.  During its review, the Commission found the state has much to gain from more proactive, more ... [more]
Report #211, May 2012

A Review of Government Reorganization Plan No. 2

Proposed by: Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. Objective: Restructure various agencies and departments. Commission recommendation: Allow plan to take effect. ... [more]
Report #210, February 2012

Serving Students, Serving California: Updating the California Community Colleges to Meet Evolving Demands

In this report, the Commission urges the Governor and the Legislature to refocus the mission of the community colleges to align policies and resources around fostering student achievement in ... [more]
Report #209, October 2011

Better Regulation: Improving California's Rulemaking Process

In this report, the Commission calls for improved regulatory process and stronger oversight. The Commission urges the Governor and Legislature to make the state’s process for developing ... [more]
Report #208, September 2011

Letter to Governor Brown and the Legislature on Information Technology Governance

In this report, the Commission urges the state to continue its commitments to information technology investments. During its review, the Commission found that California needs to maintain ... [more]
Report #207, September 2011

Letter to Governor Brown and the Legislature on Community Corrections

In this report, the Commission urges the Governor and the Legislature to continue their efforts to refine California’s criminal justice policies. Facing budget constraints and pressure from federal ... [more]
Report #206, June 2011

A Review of the Governor's Reorganization Plan to Unify and Streamline the California State Personnel System

Proposed by: Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. Objective: Consolidate functions of the Department of Personnel Administration and State Personnel Board into a new California Department of Human... [more]
Report #205, April 2011

A Long-Term Strategy for Long-Term Care

In this report, noting the rising number of Baby Boomers reaching retirement age, the Commission called for better preparation and a more comprehensive strategy for meeting seniors’ needs while ... [more]
March 2011

Chairman Hancock Letter to Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr.

This letter is the Commission's response to Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. 's letter requesting the Commission’s suggestions for specific actions California can take to reduce government waste and operate more efficiently. In this letter, the Commission offers a list of suggestions based on its work. The list is divided into actions that could be implemented through a reorganization plan, actions that can be ... [more]
Report #204, February 2011

Public Pensions for Retirement Security

In this report, the Commission calls for a pension roll-back for current workers. During its review, the Commission found that growing pension obligations are threatening financial security for ... [more]
Report #203, November 2010

Smart State Management

The Commission's biennial report summarizes all Commission activities and accomplishments during the 2009 and 2010 legislative session.  The report provides an overview ... [more]
Report #202, November 2010

Smarter Choices, Better Education: Improving California Charter Schools

In this report, the Commission calls on the state to improve the charter school authorization process and promote the use of performance contracts to help ensure that all California students receive a high-quality education. During its review, the Commission found that California’s dysfunctional charter school authorization process thwarts efforts to expand successful charter school models and innovative approaches to education and makes... [more]
Report #201, August 2010

Managing for Change Modernizing California's Water Governance

In this report, the Commission calls for a new approach to managing California's water supply. During its review, the Commission found that the state’s current water management and planning ... [more]
Report #200, February 2010

Making up for Lost Ground: Creating a Governor's Office of Economic Development

In this report, the Commission sets the stage for an economic action plan that restructures the leadership and coordination of the state’s economic development programs. During its review, the ... [more]
Report #199, January 2010

Building California: Infrastructure Choices and Strategy

In this report, the Commission says a state infrastructure strategy is needed. Californians cannot continue to rely on bonds for financing infrastructure development and instead must create a ... [more]
Report #198, June 2009

Stem Cell Research: Strengthening Governance to Further the Voter's Mandate

In this report, the Commission calls on the state to strengthen the stem cell board. The Commission urges the state to reform the governance structure of the California Institute for ... [more]
Report #197, June 2009

Bond Spending: Expanding and Enhancing Oversight

In this report, the Commission calls on the state to enhance oversight of public investments. During its review, the Commission found that California voters approve bond measure after bond measure, yet not enough is being done to ensure effective fund management and allocation. The Commission recommends for more transparency in bond spending, expanding oversight by the Legislature and independent auditors, and tasking the California ... [more]
Report #196, March 2009

A Review of the Governor's Reorganization Plan to Consolidate Information Technology Functions

Proposed by: Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Objective: Consolidate state information technology functions under the Office of the State Chief Information Officer. Commission recommendation: Allow plan to take effect. Legislative action: Plan went into effect. ... [more]
Report #194, January 2009

First Year Checkup: Strategies for a Stronger Public Health System

In this report, the Commission recognizes the challenges in establishing a separate public health department, the California Department of Public Health, and advisory committee and calls for stronger and more independent public health leadership.  During its review, the Commission found that the state had implemented some of the Commission’s earlier recommendations, including creating a new department of public ... [more]
Report #195, January 2009

Clearer Structure, Cleaner Water: Improving Performance and Outcomes at the State Water Boards

In this report, the Commission calls for a reform of state and regional water boards to improve accountability, transparency and outcomes. During its review, the Commission found that the water boards faced increasingly complex water quality problems, caused in part by hard-to-regulate sources such as urban and agricultural runoff. The Commission also found the boards had a decentralized governance structure, lacked accountability and ... [more]
Report #193, November 2008

A New Legacy System: Using Technology to Drive Performance

In this report, the Commission calls on the state to redefine the future of information technology in government. The Commission makes the case that challenges in state government require more than simply upgrading old “legacy” computer systems. The times demand new approaches and traditions to delivering public services and programs by leveraging technology to improve outcomes. During its review, the Commission found that ... [more]
Report #192, July 2008

Juvenile Justice Reform: Realigning Responsibilities

In this report, the Commission calls on the state to lay the groundwork for the creation of county-run, state-funded, regional rehabilitative facilities for high-risk, high-need juvenile offenders and for the eventual elimination of state juvenile justice operations by 2011. During its review, the Commission found that the state has made strides to meet reforms agreed to as part of a court consent decree, but lacks appropriate ... [more]
Report #191, May 2008

Educational Governance & Accountability: Taking the Next Step

In this report, the Commission urges the state to create a new education accountability system that recognizes that the majority of California schools will be identified as failing under the federal No Child Left Behind Act within two years. During its review, the Commission found that the state’s current intervention approach to lowperforming schools has cost $1. 4 billion without meaningful results. The Commission found that the ... [more]
Report #190, March 2008

Addressing Addiction: Improving & Integrating California's Substance Abuse Treatment System

In this report, the Commission urges the state to provide more attention and oversight to substance abuse treatment, and calls for reforms that would improve the treatment system and help ... [more]
Report #189, November 2007

Career Technical Education: Creating Options for High School Success

In this report, the Commission urges the Governor and the Legislature to create and implement a strategy for career technical education (CTE) that evaluates, expands and replicates proven ... [more]
Report #188, August 2007

The State Allocation Board: Improving Transparency and Structure

In this report, the Commission urges the state to reform the governance structure of the State Allocation Board to enhance its transparency, accountability and independence. During its ... [more]
Report #187, May 2007

A Smarter Way to Care: Transforming Medi-Cal for the Future

In this report, the Commission urges transformation of California’s Medi-Cal program to focus on prevention, coordinated care, cost effectiveness and health outcomes. During its review, ... [more]
Report #186, February 2007

An Independent Voice for Government Reform: Biennial Report 2005-2006

The Commission's biennial report summarizes all Commission activities and accomplishments during the 2005 and 2006 legislative session.  The report provides an overview ... [more]
Report #185, January 2007

Solving California's Corrections Crisis: Time is Running Out

In this report, the Commission urges policymakers to summon the political will to immediately implement reforms to California’s correctional system to improve public safety and prevent a costly takeover by the federal courts. During its study, the Commission found that California’s correctional system is failing in its primary mission to protect public safety. California’s prisons are packed beyond capacity. Few offenders... [more]
Report #184, April 2006

Safeguarding the Golden State: Preparing for Catastrophic Events

In this report, the Commission declares the state unprepared to prevent and respond to large-scale catastrophes. The Commission urges California’s elected officials to develop a ... [more]
Report #183, November 2005

Still Imperiled, Still Important: The Little Hoover Commission's Review of the CALFED Bay-Delta Program

In this report, the Commission proposes recommendations for reforming the governance structure of the CALFED program.  During its review, the Commission found that the current structure ... [more]
Report #170a, June 2005

Recommendations for Emergency Preparedness and Public Health

In this report, the Commission renews its call for an evidence-based and data-driven strategy for reducing threats. This report updates recommendations the Commission made in its ... [more]
Report #182, June 2005

A Review of the Governor's Reorganization Plan to Create a Department of Energy

Proposed by: Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Objective: Establish a Department of Energy through the consolidation of the functions of several departments, commissions and offices that implement state energy programs. Commission recommendation: Reject. Legislative action: Rejected. ... [more]
Report #181, June 2005

Serving the Public: Managing the State Workforce to Improve Outcomes

In this report, the Commission urges management workforce reforms, as successful public programs require highly skilled leaders. During its review, the Commission examined procedures for hiring, ... [more]
Report #180, May 2005

Reconstructing Government: A Review of the Governor's Reorganization Plan to Create a Department of Technology Services

Proposed by: Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Objective: Consolidate the state’s two general purpose data centers and its telecommunications unit into a new Department of Technology ... [more]
Report #179, February 2005

Reconstructing Government: A Review of the Governor's Reorganization Plan Reforming California's Youth & Adult Correctional Agency

Proposed by: Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Objective: Transform the Youth and Adult Correctional Agency (YACA) and its related departments, board and one commission, into a new cabinet level ... [more]
Report #178, January 2005

Opening the Doors of Government: Biennial Report 2003-2004

The Commission's biennial report summarizes all Commission activities and accomplishments during the 2003 and 2004 legislative session. The report provides an overview of the Commission's ... [more]
Report #177, December 2004

Breaking the Barriers for Women on Parole

In this report, the Commission urges the state to develop a new strategy for women offenders that relies less on large and remote prisons designed to incapacitate violent offenders and more ... [more]
Report #176, December 2004

Historic Opportunities: Transforming California State Government

In this report, the Commission examines the framework of the organizational recommendations offered by the California Performance Review and makes suggestions for how those ideas should be refined and implemented. ... [more]
Report #175, September 2004

Regulation of Acupuncture: A Complementary Therapy Framework

For this report, the Commission was asked by the Governor and Legislature to assess some longstanding and contentious issues regarding the state’s regulation of the acupuncture profession. ... [more]
Report #174, July 2004

Governing the Golden State: A Critical Path to Improve Performance and Restore Trust

In this report, the Commission provides a critical path for California to restore prosperity, improve performance and rebuild trust. The Commission's report describes in detail the lessons that can ... [more]
Report #173, May 2004

Real Lives, Real Reforms: Improving Health and Human Services

In this report, the Commission calls for fundamental reforms in health and human services.  During its review, the Commission found that California’s $60 billion health and human service system... [more]
Report #172, November 2003

Back to the Community: Safe & Sound Parole Policies

In this report, the Commission urges for reforms to California’s parole system that would improve public safety and save hundreds of millions of dollars a year. During its review, the ... [more]
Report #171, July 2003

Improving Public Safety: Beyond the Office of Criminal Justice Planning

In this report, the Commission urges policy-makers to eliminate the Office of Criminal Justice Planning (OCJP) and create a new mechanism to ensure the State is effectively helping communities ... [more]
Report #170, April 2003

To Protect and Prevent: Rebuilding California's Public Health System

In this report, the Commission urges the State to fashion immediate and long-term improvements to public health assets.  During its review of the State’s ability to respond to emergencies after the events of September 11, 2001, the Commission found the public health system as the weakest link in California’s homeland defense. The Commission found the State's public health leadership and organizational ... [more]
Report #169, March 2003

For Our Health & Safety: Joining Forces to Defeat Addiction

In this report, the Commission urges state leaders to develop a strategy for reducing the cost and misery of drug and alcohol addiction and expanding the quality and quantity of treatment. ... [more]
Report #168, February 2003

Still in Our Hands: A Review of Efforts to Reform Foster Care in California

In this report, the Commission urges the Governor and the Legislature to designate a leader for foster care who would be accountable for reforms.  During its review, the Commission ... [more]
Report #167, December 2002

Little Hoover Commission Biennial Report 2001-2002

The Commission's biennial report summarizes all Commission activities and accomplishments during the 2001 and 2002 legislative session. The report provides an overview of the Commission's history, ... [more]
Report #166, June 2002

We The People: Helping Newcomers Become Californians

In this report, the Commission calls for California to develop a coherent strategy for accelerating the integration of immigrants into the economy and their communities. During its review, the ... [more]
Report #165, May 2002

Rebuilding The Dream: Solving California's Affordable Housing Crisis

In this report, the Commission calls for invigorated state leadership to solve California’s escalating lack of affordable housing. During its review, the Commission found California’s growing crisis of housing affordability is the result of public policies that have failed to guide responsible decision-making in cities and counties around the state.  The lack of affordable housing is so severe that it threatens the health and... [more]
Report #163, April 2002

Card Clubs in California: A Review of Ownership Limitations

In this report, the Commission  calls on the Governor and the Legislature to eliminate the ownership limitations that prevent publicly traded companies from operating card clubs. During its review, the Commission found that the ownership limitations are no longer necessary to protect the public safety. The Commission recommends that the Governor and the Legislature eliminate the ownership limitations that prevent publicly traded ... [more]
Report #164, April 2002

Only A Beginning: The Proposed Labor & Workforce Development Agency

Proposed by: Governor Gray Davis. Objective: Create a Labor and Workforce Development Agency to include EDD, Department of Industrial Relations, the Workforce Investment Board and Agricultural ... [more]
Report #162, January 2002

Be Prepared: Getting Ready for New and Uncertain Dangers

In this report, the Commission calls on California to institutionalize a sense of urgency into policies that generate continuous improvements in how threats are assessed, how emergency response agencies are organized and managed, and how resources are defined and used in the name of public safety. During its review, the Commission found California has not verified the ability of local agencies to respond adequately to multiple, large-scale... [more]
Report #161, October 2001

Young Hearts & Minds: Making a Commitment to Children's Mental Health

In this report, the Commission calls on California to rethink its strategy for serving children in need of mental health services. During its review, the Commission found that too many children suffer... [more]
Report #160, September 2001

Teach Our Children Well

In this report, the Commission identifies a need for greater systemwide monitoring, assessment and management of the teacher workforce. During its review, the Commission found that sate training ... [more]
Report #159, June 2001

Never Too Early, Never Too Late To Prevent Youth Crime & Violence

Report #158, January 2001

Little Hoover Commission Biennial Report 1999-2000

The Commission's biennial report summarizes all Commission activities and accomplishments during the 1999 and 2000 legislative session. The report provides an overview of the Commission's history, ... [more]
Report #157, November 2000

Being There: Making a Commitment to Mental Health

Report #156, November 2000

Better.Gov: Engineering Technology-Enhanced Government

Report #155, May 2000

Special Districts: Relics of the Past or Resources for the Future?

Report #154, March 2000

Open Doors and Open Minds: Improving Access and Quality in California's Community Colleges

Report #153, February 2000

To Build A Better School

Report #153a, November 1999

Recommendations for Improving the School Facility Program in Los Angeles Unified School District

Report #152, August 1999

Now In Our Hands: Caring For California's Abused and Neglected Children

Report #151, January 1999

Little Hoover Commission Biennial Report 1997-1998

The Commission's biennial report summarizes all Commission activities and accomplishments during the 1997 and 1998 legislative session. The report provides an overview of the Commission's history, study process and the role it plays within the Capitol community. The report also includes details about studies conducted and reports issued during the past two years. ... [more]
Report #150, January 1999

Of the People, By the People: Principles for Cooperative Civil Service Reform

Report #149, January 1999

CADA: An Opportunity to Advance and Protect the State's Investment

Report #148, September 1998

Caring for Our Children: Our Most Precious Investment

Report #146, June 1998

Consumer Protection: A Quality of Life Investment

Report #147, June 1998

A Review of Governor's Reorganization Plan for Regulatory Oversight of Managed Health Care in California

Proposed by: Governor Pete Wilson. Objective: Create a Department of Managed Care, abolish the Department of Corporations and expand the role and rename the Department of Financial Institutions. Commission recommendation: Reject. Legislative action: Rejected.  ... [more]
Report #145, May 1998

Review of State's Efforts to Meet Year 2000 Computer Change

Report #144, January 1998

Beyond Bars: Correctional Reforms to Lower Prison Costs and Reduce Crime

In this report, the Commission discusses actions that the State can take to develop an integrated county-state correctional system that focuses on reducing crimes committed by felons after they are ... [more]
Report #143, July 1997

Dollars and Sense: A Simple Approach to School Finance

Report #142, May 1997

Enforcing Child Support: Parental Duty, Public Priority

Report #141, January 1997

Little Hoover Commission Biennial Report 1995-1996

The Commission's biennial report summarizes all Commission activities and accomplishments during the 1995 and 1996 legislative session. The report provides an overview of the Commission's history, study process and the role it plays within the Capitol community. The report also includes details about studies conducted and reports issued during the past two years. ... [more]
Report #140, December 1996

Long-Term Care: Providing Compassion Without Confusion

While the State has taken some preliminary steps towards restructuring the long-term care services it provides to consumers, Californians needing long-term care still face a bewildering maze of ... [more]
Report #139, December 1996

When Consumers Have Choices: The State's Role in Competitive Utility Markets

Report #138, March 1996

The Charter Movement: Education Reform School by School

California's charter law was enacted three years ago and there are now more than 100 charter schools. Following a six-month study and on-site inspection of more than one quarter of the schools, the ... [more]
Report #137, December 1995

California's Real Property Management: A Cornerstone for Structural Reform

Over the last decade, the Commission has advocated repeatedly that the State reform its management of real property. Sincere efforts have been made to make the current system function better, but ... [more]
Report #136, November 1995

Making Land Use Work: Rules to Reach Our Goals

As California's population grows at a staggering pace, concerns that regulations may be hindering the State's tradition of prosperity prompted the Commission to study the State's land-use policies. The Commission found that complicated and costly procedures are undermining the State's long-held policies advocating orderly growth. Four findings and four recommendations are made to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of project ... [more]
Report #135, October 1995

Budget Reform: Putting Performance First

As the State seeks ways to maximize its ability to perform effectively, the Commission examined the pilot project for performance-based budgeting established in several departments within the State of... [more]
Report #134, June 1995

A Review of Governor's Reorganization Plan No. 3 of State Fire Marshal/Department of Forestry and Fire Protection

Proposed by: Governor Pete Wilson. Objective: Merge the Office of State Fire Marshal with the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Commission recommendation: Allow plan to take ... [more]
Report #133, April 1995

Too Many Agencies, Too Many Rules: Reforming California's Civil Service

In this report, the Commission examines the complex and at times redundant system for managing 185,000 state workers. The Commission's report contains eight findings and recommendations crafted to eliminate redundancies, clarify authorities and deregulate a system that has evolved over nearly a century. Chief among the recommendations is the elimination of the State Personnel Board, with oversight of personnel management and central ... [more]
Report #131, March 1995

A Review of Governor's Reorganization Plan No. 1 on Energy, Oil and Recycling Programs

Proposed by: Governor Pete Wilson. Objective: Reorganize the California Energy Commission and related governmental functions. Specifically, the plan eliminates the Energy Commission, transfers all existing divisions and functions of the Energy Commission and the Department of Conservation, except recycling, to a newly created Department of Energy and Conservation, moves the recycling program to a modified Integrated Waste ... [more]
Report #130, March 1995

A Review of Governor's Reorganization Plan No. 2 of California Highway Patrol/State Police

Proposed by: Governor Pete Wilson. Objective: Merges the State Police with the California Highway Patrol. Commission recommendation: Allow plan to take effect. The Commission believes the ... [more]
Report #132, March 1995

State Fiscal Condition

This report examines the State's fiscal condition and urges policy makers to make eliminating California's structural deficit and improving the State's credit ratings a top priority. While policy ... [more]
Report #129, January 1995

Little Hoover Commission Biennial Report 1993-1994

The Commission's biennial report summarizes all Commission activities and accomplishments during the 1993 and 1994 legislative session. The report provides an overview of the Commission's history, study process and the role it plays within the Capitol community. The report also includes details about studies conducted and reports issued during the past two years. ... [more]
Report #128, January 1995

Boot Camps: An Evolving Alternative to Traditional Prisons

California expects to receive up to $1. 3 billion in federal funding over five years that may be used for alternative sentencing programs. In this study, the Commission has examined the potential effectiveness of boot camps and other work-intensive forms of incarceration. The report contains four findings and 17 recommendations. They include: the necessity for a comprehensive plan and standards; the recognition that the powerful element... [more]
Report #127, September 1994

The Juvenile Crime Challenge: Making Prevention a Priority

Because of the diverse roots of crime, no single program is the "silver bullet" that will halt juvenile crime, but prevention and early intervention are crucial. This report covers six issues and offers 18 recommendations: consolidating all juvenile anti-crime efforts in a single high-level state agency, directing all government agencies to make early intervention and prevention programs a top priority, and increasing the ability of the ... [more]
Report #126, June 1994

Timber Harvest Plans: A Flawed Effort to Balance Economic and Environmental Needs

In this examination of the State's current Timber Harvest Plan process, the Commission found that the process is complex, inequitable, and costly, producing frustration for administering state departments, the timber industry and environmental advocacy groups. The Commission also found that the process has not proven effective in achieving a sound balance between economic and environmental concerns. In response to these two key ... [more]
Report #125, March 1994

Beyond Bottles and Cans: Reorganizing California's Recycling Efforts

In this report, the Commission makes two findings and nine recommendations to address the need for major streamlining and simplification of the beverage container recycling program (known as the AB 2020 program). During its review, the Commission found that the placement of overlapping recycling mandates in two separate agencies has resulted in duplication of work, public confusion and lack of effectiveness in implementing state policies.... [more]
Report #124, January 1994

Putting Violence Behind Bars: Redefining the Role of California's Prisons

The Commission embarked on this study in mid-1993 to pinpoint state policies and procedures that could be revised to increase the effectiveness of the adult criminal justice system. The report's seven... [more]
Report #123, September 1993

Positioning California for Health Care Reform

California is far behind other states in moving to implement health care reforms, and at least one barrier is a reluctance to approach the health care needs of state workers and Medi-Cal recipients in... [more]
Report #122, July 1993

A Chance to Succeed: Providing English Learners with Supportive Education

California is doing a poor job of educating students who do not speak English fluently. The Commission examines the current system, which requires a single teaching method, and finds that it is divisive, wasteful and counterproductive. In three findings and five recommendations, the Commission recommends revising state funding mechanisms so that schools have an incentive to help students attain English proficiency; establishing a state ... [more]
Report #121, March 1993

California's $4 Billion Bottom Line: Getting Best Value Out of the Procurement Process

California has failed to use its massive purchasing power to get the best value from the $4 billion it spends each year on goods, services and construction projects. The Commission's study examines ... [more]
Report #120, February 1993

Workers' Compensation: Containing the Costs

California's Workers' Compensation System costs $11 billion annually yet fails to adequately serve injured workers. Areas of concern include delivery systems for medical care, rehabilitation ... [more]
Report #119, January 1993

Little Hoover Commission, 1962-1992: Three Decades of Reform

The Commission's biennial report catalogues the Commission's efforts over the last thirty years, noting both its successes and the areas where it continues to push for reform. In addition, the report contains summaries of the Commission's studies for the past two years. ... [more]
Report #118, July 1992

Coping with Education Budget Cuts

Over the past 15 years, the Commission has examined California's K-12 education system repeatedly. In numerous reports, the Commission has made recommendations that, if adopted by the State, would ... [more]
Report #116, June 1992

Squeezing Revenues Out of Existing State Assets

For the past seven years, the Commission has analyzed and suggested improvements in the system the State uses to manage real property. To date, few steps have been taken. The Commission produced ... [more]
Report #117, June 1992

No Room for Johnny: A New Approach to the School Facilities Crisis

School facilities in California are in crisis as the State struggles with an anticipated increase of two million students by the year 2000 in an education system already threadbare and bursting at the seams. The Commission focuses on three areas in this study: funding sources for facilities, the state approval process for building schools, and state policies that constrain districts from maximizing the use of their assets. This report ... [more]
Report #115, April 1992

Mending Our Broken Children: Restructuring Foster Care in California

Despite spending more than $1 billion on welfare services for abused and neglected children, the State has failed to ensure that children taken from their troubled homes are given the necessary ... [more]
Report #114, January 1992

Transportation: Keeping California Moving

This Commission report reviews the state of California's freeways and highways. The Commission concludes that a lack of leadership and inadequate planning continue to thwart needed improvements. ... [more]
Report #113, November 1991

Unsafe In Their Own Homes: State Programs Fail to Protect Elderly from Indignity, Abuse and Neglect

Elderly citizens sometimes are able to remain in their homes despite disabilities with the assistance of a state program, but the flawed system fails to meet the needs of too many senior citizens. In addition, the Commission found that a vast array of services that are supposed to provide a continuum of care for the elderly are not well-integrated and are difficult to access. This report makes five recommendations in regard to the ... [more]
Report #112, October 1991

Coordinating the Spending on Drug Prevention Programs

Follow-up to the Commission's 1988 study of the multitude of programs directed at drug abuse prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery and the State's funding mechanisms, this report discusses ... [more]
Report #110, June 1991

CAL-EPA: An Umbrella for the Environment

Proposed by: Governor Pete Wilson. Objective: Create an Environmental Protection Agency and transfer several departments and functions into the new agency. Commission recommendation: Implement, ... [more]
Report #111, June 1991

Costs and Casualties of K-12 Education in California

California spends more than $27 billion on K-12 education. In this report, the Commission examines educational costs in an attempt to determine where education dollars are being spent and how much reaches the classroom. In addition, the study addresses one of the most critical problems facing education today -- the dropout rate. The Commission makes five findings and 11 recommendations regarding financial responsibility and obligations,... [more]
Report #109, April 1991

Skilled Nursing Homes: Care Without Dignity

This report focuses on the State's refusal to implement federally mandated reforms, the rights of the elderly to informed consent processes before physical and chemical restraints are used, and the State's flawed enforcement system that has failed to protect the elderly. The Commission makes three findings and seven recommendations urging the Governor and the Legislature to take immediate steps to implement federal nursing home reforms, ... [more]
Report #108, February 1991

The Snail's Pace of Reforming Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly

While some improvements have been made in regulating residential care facilities, problems persist. In particular, the implementation of regulations has lagged far behind the statutory changes. In ... [more]
Report #107, December 1990

Little Hoover Commission, 1989-1990: Turning Policy Recommendations Into Law

The Commission's biennial report summarizes all Commission activities and accomplishments during the 1989 and 1990 legislative session. The report provides an overview of the Commission's history, ... [more]
Report #106, November 1990

A Prescription for Medi-Cal

Three persistent problems plague this complex program: recipients have difficulty accessing treatment; the quality of medical care given recipients is often poor or inconsistent throughout the state; and provider participation is low. This Commission report contains 28 recommendations based on 12 findings. The recommendations embodied in this report can be generalized in three main points: 1) streamline present processes that affect ... [more]
Report #105, October 1990

Real Property Management In California: Moving Beyond The Role Of Caretaker

California is failing to manage its property effectively because of inadequate procedures and organizational structures, resulting in a failure to maximize real property assets. This report contains ... [more]
Report #104, May 1990

California's Coordination of AIDS Services

While the State has commited substantial resources to dealing with AIDS (more than $128 million in 1989-90), there is no coordinated effort to maximize the effect of those dollars. In addition, the ... [more]
Report #103, April 1990

The Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) Costly, Slow and Unsure

The Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) takes too long to issue its decisions and has members that are not qualified by expertise or experience to carry out required duties. In addition, this ... [more]
Report #102, April 1990

Little Hoover Commission, 1988-1989: Two Years of Progress Toward Efficient and Effective Government

The Commission's biennial report summarizes all Commission activities and accomplishments during the 1988 and 1989 legislative session. The report provides an overview of the Commission's history, ... [more]
Report #101, April 1990

Runaway/Homeless Youths: California Efforts to Recycle Society's Throwaways

This report is a follow-up to a review of runaway/homeless programs conducted as part of the Commission's 1987 report on Children's Services. The initial report found that there were few services directed toward runaway/homeless youths, but that pilot projects were just beginning in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Based on the success of the pilot projects in providing medical care, shelter, food and counseling, the Commission proposes ... [more]
Report #100, February 1990

K-12 Education in California: A Look at Some Policy Issues

The structures put in place by the Constitution and statutes to govern state education policy are fundamentally flawed, the Commission concludes in this study. In addition, regulatory processes are routinely ignored; categorical programs are not allowed to operate effectively; and the attendance reporting system spends too much time tracking students who are not actually attending school and does little to effectively encourage ... [more]
Report #99, January 1990

A Report on California's Fish and Game Commission and Department of Fish and Game

The Fish and Game Commission and the agency that carries out its policies, the Department of Fish and Game, have a broad mandate to protect California's natural resources. The key focus of the study ... [more]
Report #98, December 1989

A Follow-Up Review of the Organization, Operation and Performance of the California State Lottery

A follow-up to the Commission's January 1987 report, this review notes that, in general, the Lottery has matured well since voters approved its creation in 1984. However, the Commission continues to find fault with budgetary oversight and the monitoring of contracts. This report contains four findings and four recommendations regarding legislative review, research and development procedures, methods of evaluating advertising efforts and ... [more]
Report #97, July 1989

Boards and Commissions: California's Hidden Government

More than 400 boards, commissions, authorities, associations, councils and committees exist in state government. These bodies operate to a large degree autonomously and outside of the normal checks ... [more]
Report #96, July 1989

A Report on Solid Waste Management: The Trashing of California

California has a garbage crisis. With the entire state slated to run out of landfill capacity by the year 2000, there is a drastic need for state leadership, a move away from landfills and the ... [more]
Report #95, June 1989

Meeting the Needs of California's Homeless: It Takes More than a Roof

In California, 16 programs specifically targeting the homeless are spread across at least 10 state departments and six different state agencies. The Commission's report finds that despite intense ... [more]
Report #94, May 1989

A Review of the Organization, Operation and Performance of the California State Lottery (Follow-up Report)

This letter report addresses the convoluted situation that has revolved around unclaimed, low-tier Lotto and instant game prizes. At various points the State Lottery Commission has adopted and/or ... [more]
Report #93, February 1989

The Medical Care of California's Nursing Home Residents: Inadequate Care, Inadequate Oversight

Unlike the Commission's 1983 and 1987 reports, this report focuses solely on medical care provided to nursing home residents. In essence, the report determined high quality medical care was not the ... [more]
Report #92, January 1989

A Report on Community Residential Care for the Elderly

One in every six residential care facilities is unlicensed and the backlogged, time-consuming licensing process encourages operators to begin their businesses with no licenses. The report also notes that an increased fine structure recommended in earlier Commission reports is either not used at all by the State or is enforced so haphazardly that it's deterrent effect is little. This report makes 11 findings and 10 recommendations ... [more]
Report #91, December 1988

A Report on Crime and Violence in California's Public School System

Although a provision in the California Constitution guarantees the right to safe schools, life on school campuses includes violent crimes, substance abuse and property crimes. During its review, the ... [more]
Report #90, October 1988

A Review of the Operation and Performance of the Office of the State Public Defender

The cost of indigent appellate defense is rising dramatically. This study notes duplicative administrative and overview costs between the State Public Defender and the court-appointed private counsel... [more]
Report #89, June 1988

A Report on the Coordination of Funding for Drug Programs in the State of California

In this letter report, the Commission examines the state's system of handling state and federal drug use prevention funds. This report contains three findings and 10 recommendations. Chief among ... [more]
Report #88, March 1988

A Report on the Planning, Operation and Funding of California's Highway System

California's ability to meet its transportation needs are being eroded by inflation, project delivery delays and project cost increases. This report contains eight findings and 16 recommendations, which include urging the State to aggressively pursue options to reduce congestion in urban areas, and to give priority in funding to urban and suburban counties that implement transportation system management techniques. In addition, the ... [more]
Report #87, March 1988

A Review of the Current Problems in California's Workers' Compensation System

The Commission's original workers' compensation study focuses on the system's escalating costs, the expansion of liability into new and subjective areas of benefits, and the negative effects of the ... [more]
Report #86, January 1988

Commission's 25 Year Anniversary Report 1962-87

The report commemorates the Commission's completion of 25 years of service to the State of California. It summarizes the Commission's role, responsibilities and activities. It also provides a ... [more]
Report #85, November 1987

A Report on the Financial Management and Accountability in the State's K-12 Public School System

The Commission presents five findings regarding financial management, accountability and control in the Senate's K-12 public school districts. Among the eight recommendations made by the commission ... [more]
Report #84, October 1987

The Children's Services Delivery System in California

California has recognized its responsibilities for the well-being of its children by establishing numerous programs to serve and protect them, but the State's children's services delivery system is ... [more]
Report #83, July 1987

A Review of the Organization and Administration of California's Overseas Trade and Investment Offices

California's activities regarding world trade, investments and tourism promotion are fragmented and uncoordinated. This study reviews the administration and coordination of these activities. Included in the report's 10 findings and eight recommendations, the Commission proposes: the establishment of a Governor's Office of World Trade to oversee coordination of world trade activities in state government; the creation of a Protocol Division... [more]
Report #82, June 1987

A Review of Crime on University of California campuses

This letter report conducts a review of crime on University of California (UC) campuses and what is being done to protect the safety of students. The Commission addresses concerns regarding the ... [more]
Report #81, May 1987

A Review of the State's Medi-Cal Program and the Effects of the Reforms

This letter report assesses the numerous changes undertaken to implement the major Medi-Cal reforms that occurred in 1982 and to determine if any further changes and improvements are warranted in the ... [more]
Report #80, May 1987

New and Continuing Impediments to Improving the Quality of Life and the Quality of Care in California's Nursing Homes

Despite reforms, the State is not doing enough to ensure quality care for California's many frail and vulnerable nursing home residents. As a result, residents of these facilities continue to be ... [more]
Report #79, May 1987

Accessibility of the Disabled Population of Substance Abuse Treatment

Federal and state mandates require substance abuse programs to be accessible to disabled people. This report examines how effective these mandates are, identifies the size of the disabled abusing ... [more]
Report #78, March 1987

Children's Services Delivery System in California Preliminary Report - Phase I

Report #77, January 1987

A Review of the Organization, Operation and Performance of the California State Lottery

The Commission reviews the California State Lottery's activities in the start-up years after the system was created by voters. The study reveals that the Lottery needs to take aggressive action to fully implement the business systems, procedures and controls that would be expected in any private enterprise of the same magnitude. The Commission's report makes nine findings and 12 recommendations. They focus on three major areas for ... [more]
Report #76, December 1986

A Review of the State Controller's Office Move to the Capitol Bank of Commerce Building

This letter report presents background information on the rationale for the State Controller's Office move to the Capitol Bank of Commerce Building and an analysis of the cost impact. The Commission makes three recommendations to help ensure that the State precludes similar instances from occurring in the future and to improve the State's management of its real property assets by creating a State Office of Assets Management. ... [more]
Report #75, December 1986

A Report on the Lack of Financial Accountability and Responsibility in the State's K-12 Public School System

Public officials sometimes fail to recognize looming fiscal crises in California's K-12 public school system and to take appropriate, immediate actions to avert them. This report examines the ... [more]
Report #74, July 1986

A Report on the Liability Insurance Crisis in the State of California

This study identifies five major factors in the liability insurance crisis in California, including the evolution of tort reform, lack of predictability in risk assessment, unsound rate-setting ... [more]
Report #73, June 1986

A Review of Use of Lottery Funds in the State's K-12 Public School System

The approval of a state lottery by voters creates the need for new systems of accountability. This report focuses on determining if the State has established a sound system to allocate, use and account for lottery funds distributed to education. It also reviews the processes used by school districts to develop priorites for spending lottery funds and the expenditures that school districts have made with these funds. The Commission makes ... [more]
Report #72, May 1986

Biennial Report - February 1984-86: A Summary of Activities and Status of Recommendations

The Commission's biennial report summarizes all Commission activities and accomplishments during the 1984 and 1986 legislative session. The report provides an overview of the Commission's history, ... [more]
Report #71, April 1986

A Review of the Organization and Operation of the State of California's Major Revenue and Tax Collection Functions and Cash Management Activities

In this 1986 study, the Commission reviews the organization and operations of the state departments in charge of revenue collection and management. The report focuses on accountability, increasing ... [more]
Report #70, March 1986

California State Government's Management of Real Property

Despite the State's long experience as a major property holder and user, there are serious problems in the manner in which the State of California buys, leases and manages real property. This report concludes that the State's property management system is not strategic, is not systematic, and lacks performance incentives. This study contains 12 findings and nine recommendations. These recommendations include authorizing a pro-active ... [more]
Report #69, February 1986

Inadequate Financial Accountability in California's Community College System

Case studies of four college districts (Los Angeles, Peralta, Lassen and Chaffey) that were operating at a deficit are examined to determine the adequacy of financial accountability in California's Community College System. This report contains nine findings and 12 recommendations. Foremost among the recommendations, the Commission urges the Governor and the Legislature to enhance the authority of the Board of Governors and the State ... [more]
Report #68, January 1986

A Review of Government Competition with Private Enterprise

This letter report summarizes the findings of the Little Hoover Commission on the extent of State and local governmental business activities which appear to compete with private enterprise and may not be authorized by constitutional or statutory provisions. The report concludes that there are numerous instances of competitive governmental activities, but no identified cases of unauthorized or illegal activities. ... [more]
Report #67, December 1985

A Review of Impact Fees Used to Finance School Facilities

Report #66, August 1985

A Review of Selected Taxing and Enforcing Agencies' Programs to Control the Underground Economy

The largest segment of California's underground economy involves self-employed persons and employers and employees who pay or receive cash for work performed or for goods sold without reporting to the various taxing agencies. In this study, the Commission finds that the State's organization of taxing and enforcing agencies is a major obstacle to more effectively combatting this rapidly growing underground economy. The Commission makes 22 ... [more]
May 1985

Summary of Review of 1985 Waste Management Reorganization Proposal

Proposed by: Governor George Deukmejian. Objective: Create a Department of Waste Management, a State Waste Commission and three Regional Waste boards. Commission recommendation: Implement the plan subject to seven amendments. Legislative action: Rejected. ... [more]
Report #65, April 1985

A Review of the Organization and Management of State Telecommunications

Report #64, March 1985

Control of Pesticide Residues in Food Products: A Review of the California Program of Pesticide Regulation

Report #63, February 1985

A Follow-Up Report on Condition in Community Residential Care Facilities in California

Report #62, July 1984

A Review of State-Owned Land Parcel in Contra Costa County

Report #61, July 1984

A Review of the Organization and Management of the State "Superfund" Program for Cleaning Up Hazardous Waste Sites

April 1984

Background and Analysis of Governor's Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1984

Proposed by: Governor George Deukmejian. Objective: Transfer civil service position classification function from the State Personnel Board to the Department of Personnel Administration. ... [more]
Report #60, March 1984

1982-83 Annual Report: A Summary of Activities and Status of Recommendations

The Commission's biennial report summarizes all Commission activities and accomplishments during the 1982 and 1983 legislative session. The report provides an overview of the Commission's history, ... [more]
Report #59, February 1984

A Study of the Organization and Coordination of Electric Energy Planning and Electric Utility Regulation in California

Report #58, February 1984

State Employee Air Travel Report

Report #57, December 1983

Community Residential Care in California - Community Care as a Long Term Care Service

Report #56, November 1983

A Report on Los Angeles County's Program for Contracting Out Pursuant to Proposition A

Report #55, August 1983

The Bureaucracy of Care: Continuing Policy Issues for Nursing Home Services and Regulation

Report #54, June 1983

A Report on California's K-12 Education Funding

Report #53, June 1983

A Review of the Department of Transportation's Highway Planning and Development Process

Report #52, March 1983

A Review of Cost Savings Associated with Conversion of Guadalupe College into a Women's Prison

Report #51, March 1983

Office of Special Health Care Negotiations

Report #50, December 1982

Century Freeway Report (Follow-up Report)

Report #49, July 1982

Horse Racing in California: Revenue and Regulation

Report #48, June 1982

A Report on the Role of the State Department of Education in California's K-12 Public Education System

Report #47, January 1982

A Report on the San Juan Unified School District

Report #46, August 1981

Century Freeway Report

Report #45, June 1981

A Report on the Los Angeles Unified School District

February 1981

Letter urging the Legislature to allow to go into effect Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1981

Proposed by: Governor Edmund G. “Pat” Brown, Sr. Objective: Create a Department of Personnel Administration. Commission recommendation: Allow plan to take effect. Legislative action: ... [more]
Report #44, November 1980

Additional Funding for the Los Angeles Unified School District

May 1980

Memo urging the Legislature to allow Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1980 to go into effect

Proposed by: Governor Edmund G. “Pat” Brown, Sr. Objective: Transfer licensing and regulation of mobile home industry from DMV to the Department of Housing and Community Development. ... [more]
Report #43, May 1980

Health Care Delivery System Reform

April 1980

A Review of February 26, 1980 Amendments to Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1979

Proposed by: Governor Edmund G. “Pat” Brown, Sr. Objective: Create a central agency for personnel administration. Commission recommendation: Allow plan to take effect. ... [more]
Report #42, March 1980

1979 Summary of Activities

January 1980

Letter recommending the Legislature allow Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1979 to go into effect

Proposed by: Governor Edmund G. “Pat” Brown, Sr. Objective: Create the Youth and Adult Correctional Agency and consolidate correctional programs into the new agency. Commission ... [more]
Report #41, September 1979

Medi-Cal Reform

Report #40, August 1979

Personnel Management in the State Service

Report #39, August 1979

Administration of the Mental Health & Developmental Disabilities Programs - Second Supplementary Report

June 1979

Letter urging the Legislature to allow to go into effect Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1979

Proposed by: Governor Edmund G. “Pat” Brown, Sr. Objective: Transfer and rename the Fair Employment Practices Commission and transfer, rename and elevate the Division of Fair Employment Practices from the Department of Industrial Relations to the State and Consumer Services Agency. Commission recommendation: Allow plan to take effect. Legislative action: Plan went into effect. ... [more]
Report #38, May 1979

The Tax Appeals System in California

Report #37, February 1979

Administration of the Medi-Cal Program - Second Supplementary Report

Report #36, February 1979

The Status of Health Planning in California - A Supplementary Report

Report #35, January 1979

Comments and Recommendations Regarding Professional and Business Licensing

Report #34, July 1978

An Analysis of Community Hospital Medi-Cal Audits

Report #33, July 1978

A Study of the Utilization of Public School Facilities (Grades K through 12)

Report #32, December 1977

Supplemental Report on the State Developmental Disabilities Program, Department of Health

Report #31, September 1977

Supplemental Report on the Administration of the Medi-Cal Program, Department of Health

Report #30, May 1977

A Study of the California Department of Motor Vehicles

Report #29, May 1977

A Study of the California Department of Transportation

Report #28, April 1977

Should Social Security Coverage Be Continued for California State Employees

Report #27, April 1977

Supplemental Report on State Hospitals, State Department of Health

Report #26, March 1977

Supplemental Report on Licensing and Certification Activities, State Department of Health

Report #25, January 1976

A Study of Administration of State Health Programs

May 1975

Letter urging the Legislature to allow to go into effect Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1975

Proposed by: Governor Edmund G. “Pat” Brown, Sr. Objective: Consolidate the Divisions of Labor Law Enforcement and Industrial Welfare into a Division of Labor Standards Enforcement. ... [more]
May 1975

Letter urging the Legislature to allow to go into effect Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1975

Proposed by: Governor Edmund G. “Pat” Brown, Sr. Objective: Create a new Environmental Quality Agency and consolidate all air, water quality and solid waste programs into the new agency. ... [more]
Report #24, January 1975

A Review of California's Vehicle Emission Control Program

Report #23, December 1974

A Study of the California State Public Utilities Commission

Report #22, August 1974

Administration of the HUD-701 Comprehensive Planning Assistance Grant Program by the State of California

Report #21, March 1974

The Internal Auditing Program in the Executive Branch of California State Government

Report #20, June 1973

A Study of the School Building Aid Program

Report #19, January 1972

Preliminary Findings of Subcommittee on California Division of Highways Excess Right of Way

Report #18, January 1972

Study of Salaries of Exempt Executive and Administrative Positions in California State Government

Report #17, May 1971

Report on Local California Fairs Receiving State Financial Support

Report #16, May 1970

A Pilot Study of California State Employee Workmen's Compensation and Other Work-Related Disability Benefits

Report #15, May 1970

Study of the Need for a Materials Management System

February 1970

Letter urging the Legislature to allow to go into effect Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1970

Proposed by: Governor Ronald Reagan. Objective: Rename the Department of Professional and Vocational Standards to Department of Consumer Affairs. Commission recommendation: Allow plan to go into effect. Legislative action: Plan went into effect. ... [more]
February 1970

Letter urging the Legislature to allow to go into effect Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1970

Proposed by: Governor Ronald Reagan. Objective: Establish a single state Department of Health within the Human Relations Agency to administer Medi-Cal and consolidate functions from numerous health-related departments. Commission recommendation: Allow plan to go into effect. Legislative action: Plan went into effect. ... [more]
Report #14, December 1969

A Study of the Department of Industrial Relations

April 1969

Letter urging the Legislature to allow to go into effect Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1969

Proposed by: Governor Ronald Reagan. Objective: Change staff titles and organization names in the Department of Professional and Vocational Standards. Commission recommendation: Allow plan to go into effect. Legislative action: Plan went into effect. ... [more]
April 1969

Letter urging the Legislature to allow to go into effect Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1969

Proposed by: Governor Ronald Reagan. Objective: Rename the Department of Harbors & Waterways to Department of Navigation & Ocean Development and rename the Harbors and Watercraft Commission to Navigation and Ocean Development Commission. Commission recommendation: Allow plan to go into effect. Legislative action: Plan went into effect. ... [more]
April 1969

Letter urging the Legislature to allow to go into effect Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1969

Proposed by: Governor Ronald Reagan. Objective: Eliminate 32 boards, commissions, committees and advisory councils, transferring some functions to other departments and reconfigure the membership... [more]
Report #13, December 1968

Report on California Statutory Salaries of Executive Branch of California State Government

February 1968

Letter following a review of Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1968

Proposed by: Governor Ronald Reagan. Objective: Establish four agencies in the executive branch: Business & Transportation, Resources, Human Relations, Agriculture and Services. ... [more]
Report #12, September 1967

An Examination of the Department of Professional and Vocational Standards

Report #11, December 1966

The California State Highway Commission and its Relationship to the State Transportation Agency, the Department of Public Works and Division of Highways

Report #10, December 1966

Proposals for Legislative Action on Reorganization Measures Endorsed by the Commission on California State Government Organization and Economy

Report #9, February 1966

Program Budgeting

Report #8, April 1965

The Use of Boards and Commissions in the Resources Agency

Report #7, April 1965

Engineering Costs in the Division of Highways

Report #6, February 1965

A Study of Management Manpower Requirements

Report #5, December 1964

Need for Revenue Unification

Report #4, December 1964

Proposals Relating to Inheritance Tax Administration

Report #3, June 1963

Findings and Recommendations Concerning Automotive Fleet Management

Report #2, March 1963

Findings and Recommendations Concerning Organization for Central Staff Services

Report #1, December 1962

Findings and Recommendations Concerning Reorganization of the Executive Branch of California State Government