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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, ... [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 #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 ... [more]
August 24
2017

Forest Management

meetings
9:30 a.m., State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento, CA
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August 24
2017

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:30 p.m., Room 175, 925 L Street, Sacramento, CA
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Current Study
Voter Participation

The Little Hoover Commission is reviewing voter participation in California.  According to the California Secretary of State, more Californians – some 19 million – registered to vote in the November 2016 presidential election than ever before.  And more of California’s registered voters – approximately 14. 6 million – exercised their right to cast a vote.  Despite the historic high registration and turnout for the ... [more]
August 23
2017

Forest Bioenergy

meetings
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., BMG Conference Room, Lower Level, 925 L Street, Sacramento, CA
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June 22
2017

Special Districts

meetings
1:30 p.m., BMG Conference Room, Lower Level, 925 L Street, Sacramento, CA
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June 22
2017

Yountville Veterans Homes

meetings
9:30 a.m., State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento, CA
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March 27
2008

California's Water Boards

meetings
9:00 a.m., State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento, CA
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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 recommendations the Commission made in a June 2009 report, Bond Spending: Expanding and Enhancing Oversight.  The 2017 update acknowledges progress to better account for statewide bond spending, but found inconsistencies across state programs. ... [more]
August 22
2013

Climate Change Adaptation

meetings
9:30 a.m., State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento, CA
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Report #30, May 1977

A Study of the California Department of Motor Vehicles

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]
May 27
2009

California Institute for Regenerative Medicine

meetings
3:30 p.m., Library and Courts II building, Room 340, Sacramento, CA
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Report #61, July 1984

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

September 28
2006

Health Care

meetings
9:00 a.m., State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento, CA
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Current Study
Forest Management

The Little Hoover Commission is reviewing the state’s forest management in response to the tree mortality crisis in the Sierra Nevada.  The U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reported in November 2016 that approximately 62 million trees have died statewide on federal, state and private lands this year, up 114 percent from the 29 million that died in 2015.  The tally brings to 102 million ... [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 Commission found that these problems exist in part because the State has failed to provide the leadership and direction necessary to ensure the safety of children. This report makes two findings and 12 recommendations, which include urging the ... [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 three core areas: basic skills education, career technical education and preparation for transfer to four-year universities. The Commission also calls for the state to consolidate responsibility and funding for California’s adult education... [more]
June 28
2007

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:45 p.m.
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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]
August 28
2008

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:00 p.m.
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June 22
2006

Sentencing Reform

meetings
9:00 a.m., State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento, CA
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April 23
2013

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:30 p.m., Legislative Counsel Conference Room, Lower Level, 925 L Street, Sacramento, CA
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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]
May 28
2009

Infrastructure Policy and Finance

meetings
9:00 a.m., State Capitol, Room 113, Sacramento, CA
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June 25
2008

California's Water Boards

meetings
3:00 - 5:00 p.m., Legislative Counsel’s Conference Room, Lower Level, 925 L Street, Sacramento, CA
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March 27
2008

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:45 p.m., State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento, CA
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November 20
2008

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 4203, Sacramento, CA
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Report #8, April 1965

The Use of Boards and Commissions in the Resources Agency

January 12
2006

Emergency Preparedness

meetings
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Association of Bay Area Governments, 101 8th Street, Oakland, CA
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June 27
2002

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:00 p.m.
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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... [more]
Report #57, December 1983

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

January 24
2008

Alcohol and Drug Treatment

meetings
2:00 - 4:00 p.m., State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento, CA
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April 23
2012

Governor's Reorganization Plan #2 (2012)

meetings
10 a.m., Employment Development Department Auditorium, 722 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA
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May 23
2007

Career Technical Education

meetings
1:30 - 4:30 p.m., University of Southern California Sacramento Center, 1800 I Street, Sacramento, CA
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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]
March 21
2007

Career Technical Education

meetings
2:00 - 4:00 p.m., Legislative Counsel Conference Room, Lower Level, 925 L Street, Sacramento, CA
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May 22
2008

Data and Information Technology

meetings
9:00 a.m., State Capitol, Room 2040, Sacramento, CA
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Current Study
Yountville Veterans Home

The Little Hoover Commission recently completed a 16-month review of the state’s veterans homes program.   In its March 2017 report, A New Approach to California’s Veterans Homes, the Commission called 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 ... [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 addition, the State has failed to crack down on unlicensed facilities in an expeditious manner. The Commission believes it is time for the State to shift emphasis from reform to enforcement of existing laws through stronger enforcement efforts... [more]
April 25
2007

Career Technical Education

meetings
1:30 - 4:30 p.m., University of Southern California Sacramento Center,1800 I Street, Sacramento, CA
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Report #39, August 1979

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

May 27
2004

Women and Parole

meetings
9:00 a.m., State Capitol, Room 113, Sacramento, CA
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August 21
2008

Public Health

meetings
10:30 a.m., 850 Marina Bay Parkway, Richmond, CA
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May 25
2012

Governor's Reorganization Plan #2 (2012)

meetings
Cancelled - 10:00 a.m., Legislative Counsel Conference Room, Lower Level, 925 L Street, Sacramento, CA
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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 be learned from past attempts at reform and how its critical path could be applied to solve two of the biggest problems: the state’s revenue system and the state-local relationship. During its review, ... [more]
Report #67, December 1985

A Review of Impact Fees Used to Finance School Facilities

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]
August 26
2004

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:00 p.m.
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June 25
2015

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:30 p.m., 925 L Street, Room 175, Sacramento, CA
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Report #54, June 1983

A Report on California's K-12 Education Funding

September 23
2014

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:30 p.m., 925 L Street, Room 175, Sacramento, CA
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February 23
2006

Emergency Preparedness

meetings
9:00 a.m., State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento, CA
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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 a unified manner. In this policy analysis, the Commission makes three recommendations to create a temporary commission to put forth a single plan for a health system, establish a unit within the Department of Health Services to create ... [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 ... [more]
April 28
2015

Salton Sea

meetings
9:00 a.m., Auditorium, University of California, Riverside, Palm Desert Campus,,75080 Frank Sinatra Dr., Palm Desert, CA 92211
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Report #29, May 1977

A Study of the California Department of Transportation

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 system. The Commission makes seven findings and eight recommendations, including the merger of the Public Defender's Office, the Appellate Projects and private court-appointed counsel into a single autonomous agency. This will address ... [more]
October 22
2015

CalVet

meetings
9:00 a.m., State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento, CA
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March 26
2015

Californians' Interactions with State Government

meetings
9:30 a.m., State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento, CA
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June 23
2016

Occupational Licensing

meetings
1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m., BMG Conference Room, Lower Level, 925 L Street, Sacramento, CA
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August 28
2003

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:00 p.m.
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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, 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]
March 22
2007

Health Care

meetings
3:00 p.m., Legislative Counsel Conference Room, Lower Level, 925 L Street, Sacramento, CA
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January 22
2015

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:30 p.m., Legislative Counsel Conference Room, Lower Level, 925 L Street, Sacramento, CA
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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 #27, April 1977

Supplemental Report on State Hospitals, State Department of Health

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 ... [more]
April 23
2009

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 1:00 p.m.
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February 28
2012

Energy Governance

meetings
9:00 a.m., State Capitol, Room 2040, Sacramento, CA
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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 January 2002 report, Be Prepared: Getting Ready for New and Uncertain Dangers, and its April 2003 report, To Protect & Prevent:  Rebuilding California's Public Health System.  In its follow up review of ... [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 #58, February 1984

State Employee Air Travel Report

Report #64, March 1985

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

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]
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]
March 25
2010

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:00 p.m., State Capitol, Room 125, Sacramento, CA
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October 23
2003

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:00 p.m.
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Report #10, December 1966

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

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 strategies do not prepare enough credentialed teachers who are committed to being career teachers, particularly in needy schools. Additionally, the state's credentialing process to be an obstacle to employing more fully credentialed teachers. The... [more]
Report #13, December 1968

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

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. ... [more]
March 25
2004

Roadmap for Reform

meetings
9:00 a.m., State Capitol, Room 2040, Sacramento, CA
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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]
May 21
2008

Data and Information Technology

meetings
3:45 - 4:45 p.m., Legislative Counsel’s Conference Room, Lower Level, 925 L Street, Sacramento, CA
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Report #62, July 1984

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

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 resources are limited.  During its review, the Commission found that the state lacks a strategy for achieving statewide goals for higher education. The Commission also found that online education has enormous potential ... [more]
Report #34, July 1978

An Analysis of Community Hospital Medi-Cal Audits

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, while considering possible additional disclosure requirements and enforcement. During its review, the Commission found that 2008 and 2009 Legislative changes to the state’s open meeting acts has hindered government decision-making processes and ... [more]
January 27
2005

Governor's Reorganization Plan #2

meetings
9:00 a.m., State Capitol, Room 447, Sacramento, CA
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Report #51, March 1983

Office of Special Health Care Negotiations

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 description of how the Commission carries out its business operations. Finally, it highlights some of the major accomplishments that the Commission has achieved during the past two and one-half decades. ... [more]
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 Commision believes they are a positive force in today's education system. In this report, the Commission presents four findings and twenty-three recommendations to modify the existing charter school law, including: eliminating the 100-school ... [more]
Report #33, July 1978

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

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]
September 27
2007

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:00 p.m.
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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 customer service in state processes and put into place a system that will ensure careers in state government are attainable and rewarding. ... [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. Among the six findings and 12 recommendations, the Commission proposes that the State establish a new Transportation Agency; conduct a management study to determine how Caltrans can be reorganized to promote 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 the State's efforts to coordinate these programs. In two findings and four recommendations, the Commission urges the State to continue its coordination efforts in the fight against drug abuse, to move aggressively ... [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... [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 #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, ... [more]
October 23
2012

Higher Education

meetings
9:00 a.m., State Capitol, Room 2030, Sacramento, CA
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March 23
2006

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:00 p.m.
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Report #28, April 1977

Should Social Security Coverage Be Continued for California State Employees

Report #7, April 1965

Engineering Costs in the Division of Highways

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 beset with critical problems. This multi-faceted report contains 23 findings regarding the children's services delivery system and the problems of serving children in need of child care services, runaway/homeless youth, ... [more]
April 28
2011

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 1:00 p.m., Legislative Counsel Conference Room, Lower Level, 925 L Street, Sacramento, CA
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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 lack of firm leadership, commitment and sense of direction at the State level has meant that the State's steps toward coordination have been tentative, halting and, in general, unsuccessful. This report on AIDS services contains four findings ... [more]
February 28
2012

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 1:00 p.m., Legislative Counsel Conference Room, Lower Level, 925 L Street, Sacramento, CA
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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]
October 23
2008

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento, CA
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Report #63, February 1985

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

April 27
2017

Forest Management

meetings
State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento, CA
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June 25
2015

Salton Sea

meetings
9:00 a.m., Location: Room 437, State Capitol, Sacramento, CA
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February 22
2007

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:00 p.m.
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October 24
2011

California's Community College System

meetings
2:30 p.m., Legislative Counsel Conference Room, Lower Level, 925 L Street, Sacramento, CA
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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]
April 22
2010

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:00 p.m., State Capitol, Room 125, Sacramento, CA
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November 15
2011

Energy Governance

meetings
9:00 a.m., State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento, CA
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Report #42, March 1980

1979 Summary of Activities

June 26
2012

State Parks

meetings
9:00 a.m., State Capitol, Room 2040, Sacramento, CA
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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, the Commission found these negative consequences can be mitigated only if the state quickly implements long-planned improvements. The Commission recommends the Governor and Legislature immediately begin planning its next phase of Salton ... [more]
May 4
2010

Charter Schools

meetings
1:00 - 3:00 p.m., Elihu Harris Building, Room 11, 1515 Clay Street, Oakland, CA
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October 22
2009

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento, CA
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October 7
2011

California's Community College System

meetings
1:30 p.m., Legislative Counsel Conference Room, Lower Level, 925 L Street, Sacramento, CA
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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... [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 and balances of representative government. The Commission focuses on overall state problems with boards and commissions rather than evaluating the need and/or performance of any single entity. This report contains three findings and five ... [more]
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. ... [more]
October 27
2005

CALFED Bay-Delta Authority Governance Review

meetings
9:00 a.m., State Capitol, Room 126, Sacramento, CA
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September 26
2013

Criminal Justice Sentencing

meetings
9:30 a.m., Ronald Reagan State Building Auditorium, 300 South Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA
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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 Commission found that California has embarked on a massive transformation in the way electricity is produced and distributed, but lacks a comprehensive plan to ensure electricity remains affordable and reliable.  The Commission's ... [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 modified policies to sweep unclaimed prizes into, first, the Education Fund and, second, into the game prize fund. The Commission's letter report assesses the Lottery's policy and urges changes. Specifically, the ... [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.  During its review, the Commission found that existing resources could be far better used if prevention, treatment and enforcement efforts were better coordinated, especially if high quality treatment programs... [more]
Report #45, June 1981

A Report on the Los Angeles Unified School District

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 state loses an estimated $8. 5 billion or more annually in tax revenue, while efforts to combat the underground economy are disjointed and under-resourced. The Commission provides 15 recommendations to give competitive ... [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 Commission found that the state’s economic development programs are dispersed to various agencies and departments, and are not organized in a way that businesses and cities can easily use them – or even locate... [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 #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 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]
May 22
2003

Office of Criminal Justice Planning

meetings
9:00 a.m., State Capitol, Room 2040, Sacramento, CA
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August 27
2009

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento, CA
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November 20
2003

Roadmap for Reform

meetings
9:00 a.m., State Capitol, Room 112, Sacramento, CA
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Report #4, December 1964

Proposals Relating to Inheritance Tax Administration

March 26
2009

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:00 p.m., State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento, CA
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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 #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, 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 #21, March 1974

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

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 is not meeting essential needs and the demands on the system are growing faster than programs can respond.  The Commission found that the state does not make the best use of limited resources. The Commission ... [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 ... [more]
Report #38, May 1979

The Tax Appeals System in California

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]
May 11
2012

Governor's Reorganization Plan #2 (2012)

meetings
10:00 a.m., Legislative Counsel Conference Room, Lower Level, 925 L Street, Sacramento, CA
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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, ... [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 diffuses authority and fragments responsibility and lacks the focused leadership needed to get adversarial stakeholders and reluctant government agencies to cooperate.  The Commission also found that growing disagreements about ... [more]
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. Commission recommendation: Allow plan to take effect. Legislative action: Plan went into effect. ... [more]
Report #50, December 1982

Century Freeway Report (Follow-up Report)

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 practices, withdrawal of the reinsurance market, and the Insurance Commissioner's lack of authority in the rate-setting process. The report contains 16 findings and 16 recommendations, which include establishing a "cap" on the recovery of ... [more]
November 16
2006

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:30 p.m.
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February 13
2017

Bond Oversight

meetings
2:00 p.m., 925 L Street, Conference Room 175, Sacramento, CA
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March 21
2013

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:30 p.m., Legislative Counsel Conference Room, Lower Level, 925 L Street, Sacramento, CA
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March 3
2016

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:30 p.m., 925 L Street, Room 175, Sacramento, CA
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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 recommends the state provide incentives to ensure that all counties use some realignment funding to expand public-private partnerships to provide proven programs and services for offenders re-entering the community. ... [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 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]
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]
Report #19, January 1972

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

Report #6, February 1965

A Study of Management Manpower Requirements

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 Medi-Cal, the state’s public health care delivery system.  This report updates recommendations the Commission made in its May 2007 report, A Smarter Way to Care: Transforming Medi-Cal for the Future. The ... [more]
October 25
2007

Educational Governance and Accountability

meetings
9:00 a.m., State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento, CA
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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 #3, June 1963

Findings and Recommendations Concerning Automotive Fleet Management

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 services, fraud prevention, medical/legal reports and stress claims. The report concludes that the state must take immediate steps to institute reform and reduce premiums. In addition, the report notes that of the three major issues that require ... [more]
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]
September 27
2011

Energy Governance

meetings
9:00 a.m., State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento, CA
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January 24
2012

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 1:00 p.m., Legislative Counsel Conference Room, Lower Level, 925 L Street, Sacramento, CA
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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 ... [more]
April 28
2011

California's Community College System

meetings
9:00 a.m., State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento, CA
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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]
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]
October 25
2011

Property Management

meetings
9:00 a.m., State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento, CA
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September 26
2013

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 1:15 p.m., Ronald Reagan State Building Auditorium, 300 South Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA
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January 31
2006

Emergency Preparedness

meetings
10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m., City of Los Angeles Emergency Operations Center, 200 North Main Street, P-4 Level, Los Angeles, CA
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April 23
2009

Water Governance

meetings
9:00 a.m., State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento, CA
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Report #47, January 1982

A Report on the San Juan Unified School District

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]
November 20
2008

California Institute for Regenerative Medicine

meetings
9:00 a.m., State Capitol, Room 4203, Sacramento, CA
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November 16
2016

Special Districts

meetings
1:30 p.m., 925 L Street, Lower Level, Sacramento, CA
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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]
April 21
2010

Cancelled - Public Pensions

meetings
3:00 p.m., 925 L Street, Sacramento, CA
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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 #139, December 1996

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

Report #142, May 1997

Enforcing Child Support: Parental Duty, Public Priority

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]
November 21
2013

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 1:00 p.m., 925 L Street, Room 175, Sacramento, CA
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June 23
2010

Public Pensions

meetings
2:00 p.m., Library and Courts Building II, Room 340, 900 N Street, Sacramento, CA
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Report #32, December 1977

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

Report #56, November 1983

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

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]
January 22
2004

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:00 p.m.
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November 18
2009

Water Governance

meetings
1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 125, Sacramento, CA
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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 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 #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 Medi-Cal program. In addition, the report contains the Commission's recommendations regarding the overall funding level of the Medi-Cal program, uncompensated care and access to health care by the medically indigent. ... [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 Labor Relations Board. Commission recommendation: Allow plan to take effect, but establish and measure goals. Legislative action: Plan went into effect. ... [more]
Report #153, February 2000

To Build A Better School

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 result in more effective education programs and more efficient use of taxpayers' dollars. This issue paper outlines five areas from previous reports. Specifically, the Commission recommends setting up a program to take ... [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]
March 24
2011

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:30 p.m., Legislative Counsel Conference Room, Lower Level, 925 L Street, Sacramento, CA
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September 24
2015

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:30 p.m., Legislative Counsel Conference Room, Lower Level, 925 L Street, Sacramento, CA
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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]
March 22
2007

Career Technical Education

meetings
9:00 a.m., State Capitol, Room 4203, Sacramento, CA
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August 16
2012

State Parks

meetings
9:30 a.m., Legislative Counsel Conference Room, Lower Level, 925 L Street, Sacramento, CA
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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 on community correctional facilities that can better reconnect paroling women to jobs, housing, emotional supports and their families. During its review, the Commission found that of the many scandals gripping California’s correctional ... [more]
August 25
2011

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 1:00 p.m., Legislative Counsel Conference Room, Lower Level, 925 L Street, Sacramento, CA
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February 25
2010

Charter Schools

meetings
9:00 a.m., State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento, CA
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June 22
2011

California's Community College System

meetings
2:00 p.m., Legislative Counsel Conference Room, Lower Level, 925 L Street, Sacramento, CA
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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 the state and for California cities and counties. The Commission recommends the adoption of several measures designed to curb pension costs generated by existing and future public employees, including altering future unaccrued benefits for... [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 state to develop a comprehensive energy plan.  This report updates recommendations the Commission made in its December 2012 report, Rewiring California: Integrating Agendas for Energy Reform.  During its... [more]
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]
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 #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 courts, California’s leaders embarked on a broad realignment of responsibilities for low-level offenders to the county level to reduce the number of offenders sent to state prison. The Commission supported the ... [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 ... [more]
Report #149, January 1999

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

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. Commission recommendation: Allow plan to take effect. Legislative action: Plan went into effect. ... [more]
Report #18, January 1972

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

October 7
2010

Long-Term Care

meetings
10:45 a.m., 9335 Hazard Way, San Diego, CA
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April 24
2014

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:30 p.m., 925 L Street, Room 175, Sacramento, CA
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Report #152, August 1999

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

August 28
2012

Higher Education

meetings
9:00 a.m., State Capitol, Room 2040, Sacramento, CA
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February 4
2016

Occupational Licensing

meetings
9:30 a.m., State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento, CA
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Report #78, March 1987

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

August 24
2006

Sentencing Reform

meetings
9:00 a.m., State Capitol, Room 444, Sacramento, CA
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Current Study
Special Districts

The Little Hoover Commission is reviewing California’s vast network of local governing agencies known as special districts.  State government has oversight responsibilities for the formation of new districts and the operations of more than 4,500 existing local and regional districts which operate airports, harbors, cemeteries, hospitals, libraries and parks, while also providing fire-fighting and paramedic ... [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 its investment in modernizing information technology across state government. The Commission recommends continuing the momentum gained through the creation of the California Technology Agency, and urges the Legislature to monitor five ... [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 revenues and the State's cash management. The Commission concludes that the current organization does not maximize opportunities to increase revenue flow for the State. As a result, the Commission supports the general concept of creating a ... [more]
Report #9, February 1966

Program Budgeting

May 23
2007

Career Technical Education

meetings
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 451 McClatchy Way, Sacramento, CA
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March 3
2016

CalVet

meetings
9:00 a.m., State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento, CA
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March 26
2009

Infrastructure Policy and Finance

meetings
9:00 a.m., State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento, CA
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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 review, the Commission found that the state can’t quantifiably validate how billions generated annually by Proposition 63 have been used to help Californians with mental illness recover and thrive, and how it has prevented others from ... [more]
February 13
2006

Emergency Preparedness

meetings
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Civic Center Plaza, 1200 Third Avenue, San Diego, CA
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June 24
2004

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:20 p.m.
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January 23
2014

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:30 p.m., 925 L Street, Room 175, Sacramento, CA
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August 24
2011

California's Community College System

meetings
1:30 p.m., Library and Courts Building II, Room 340, 900 N Street, Sacramento, CA
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Report #155, May 2000

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

Report #37, February 1979

Administration of the Medi-Cal Program - Second Supplementary Report

August 26
2014

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:00 p.m., 925 L Street, Room 175, Sacramento, CA
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October 27
2016

Special Districts

meetings
State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento, CA
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April 24
2014

Energy Governance Progress Update

meetings
9:30 a.m., State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento, CA
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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 subjected to indignities and their safety is not assured. This Commission report makes a series of recommendations to improve the quality of life in skilled nursing facilities, including increasing enforcement and penalty collection efforts by the... [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 in state facilities clocked 3. 75 million hours of overtime – at a cost of $179 million. The state’s overtime is four times the national average – 18 percent of state nursing staff pay is for overtime as ... [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, 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 #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 #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 #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]
February 25
2010

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:30 p.m., Legislative Counsel Conference Room, Lower Level, 925 L Street, Sacramento, CA
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September 24
2003

Acupuncture Regulation

meetings
1:00 – 4:30 p.m., University of Southern California, Midtown Sacramento Campus, 1800 I Street, Sacramento, CA
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June 28
2007

Alcohol and Drug Treatment

meetings
9:00 a.m., State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento, CA
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August 23
2007

Alcohol and Drug Treatment

meetings
9:00 a.m., State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento, CA
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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... [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 findings and 30 recommendations include clarifying and simplifying sentencing in California, creating a sentencing commission to produce a sentencing structure that meets the philosophical goals of the criminal justice system, shifting all ... [more]
September 22
2016

Bond Oversight

meetings
9:30 a.m., State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento, CA
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January 26
2017

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:30 p.m., Conference Room 175, 925 L Street, Sacramento, CA
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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]
September 24
2009

Water Governance

meetings
9:00 a.m., State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento, CA
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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]
August 26
2010

Long-Term Care

meetings
9:00 a.m., Joe Serna Jr. Cal/EPA Headquarters Building, Byron Sher Auditorium, 1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA
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August 26
2014

California's Open Meeting Acts

meetings
9:30 a.m., State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento, CA
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November 19
2009

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:30 p.m.
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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 review, the Commission found an entity that, while operating adequately, potentially was vulnerable to political manipulation, one where accountability and transparency could be enhanced significantly. The Commission found a governance ... [more]
Report #153a, November 1999

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

Report #31, September 1977

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

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 of several other government entities. Commission recommendation: Allow plan to go into effect. Legislative action: Plan went into effect. ... [more]
March 26
2015

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:30 p.m., 925 L Street, Room 175, Sacramento, CA
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September 26
2007

Alcohol and Drug Treatment

meetings
2:30 - 3:30 p.m., Sate Capitol, Room 115, Sacramento, CA
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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 Resources. Commission recommendation: Allow plan to take effect. Legislative Action: Under implementation, SB 1308. ... [more]
Report #48, June 1982

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

Report #22, August 1974

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

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 maintaining their independence.  During its review, the Commission found that California’s long-term care system is broken. The state has no reliable means of gauging what clients need, what benefits they receive,... [more]
April 5
2006

Emergency Preparedness

meetings
9:00 a.m., Zenith Insurance Company, 21255 Califa Street, Woodland Hills, CA
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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 #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]
November 18
2010

Corrections Oversight

meetings
9:00 a.m., State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento, CA
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May 24
2007

State Allocation Board

meetings
9:00 a.m., State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento, CA
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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 regulations more rigorous and consistent across agencies and to strengthen oversight to ensure that agencies have assessed the economic impact of proposed regulations. During its review, the Commission found that California lacked statewide ... [more]
June 17
2016

CalVet

meetings
9:30-11:30 a.m., Veterans Home of California, West Los Angeles, 11500 Nimitz Avenue, Getty View Conference Room (D401), 4th Floor, Los Angeles, CA
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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, ... [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 ... [more]
March 20
2012

Property Management

meetings
1:30 p.m., Legislative Counsel Conference Room, Lower Level, 925 L Street, Sacramento, CA
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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 released. During its review, the Commission found that after more than a decade of investing in new county jails and state prisons, California faces an inmate overcrowding crisis that worsens each day. Over the last decade an increasing ... [more]
November 19
2015

Denti-Cal

meetings
9:00 a.m., State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento, CA
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June 2
2011

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:00 p.m., Library and Courts Building II, Room 340, 900 N Street, Sacramento, CA
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August 25
2010

Long-Term Care

meetings
1:00 p.m., Legislative Counsel Conference Room, Lower Level, 925 L Street, Sacramento, CA
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March 15
2010

Charter Schools

meetings
10:00 a.m., 5701 S. Crenshaw Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
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January 25
2007

Health Care

meetings
9:00 a.m., State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento, CA
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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 aggressive pursuit of alternative disposal technologies. In addition, the Commission found that despite a state law that outlines an effective policy of solid waste management, California continues to rely on landfills to ... [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 #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 study notes that the State is providing an unlimited subsidy for school district collective bargaining costs. The report contains three findings and seven recommendations with regard to accelerating the decision-making process and monitoring ... [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]
August 26
2011

Regulatory Reform

meetings
2:00 p.m., Legislative Counsel Conference Room, Lower Level, 925 L Street, Sacramento, CA
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May 5
2009

Infrastructure Policy and Finance

meetings
10 a.m., University of Southern California, Davidson Center, California Room, 3415 South Figueroa, Los Angeles, CA
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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 #24, January 1975

A Review of California's Vehicle Emission Control Program

January 23
2003

Parole Reform

meetings
9:00 a.m., State Capitol, Room 113, Sacramento, CA
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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 opportunities for government reform. Additionally, the report describes the Commission's history, study process and its role within the Capitol community - recommending improvements to state operations, writing bill ... [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, then modify plan. Legislative action: Plan went into effect. ... [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. Commission recommendation: Allow plan to take effect. Legislative action: Was not submitted to the Legislature. ... [more]
Report #150, January 1999

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

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]
October 31
2012

State Parks

meetings
9:30 a.m., Legislative Counsel Conference Room, Lower Level, 925 L Street, Sacramento, CA
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September 11
2006

Health Care

meetings
10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Pittsburg Health Center, 2311 Loveridge Road, Pittsburg, CA and Contra Costa Regional Medical Center, 2500 Alhambra Avenue, Martinez, CA
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January 24
2012

Property Management

meetings
9:00 a.m., State Capitol, Room 2040, Sacramento, CA
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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]
January 22
2015

Californians' Interactions with State Government

meetings
9:30 a.m., State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento, CA
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Report #5, December 1964

Need for Revenue Unification

April 25
2016

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:30 p.m., 925 L Street, Room 175, Sacramento, CA
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Report #36, February 1979

The Status of Health Planning in California - A Supplementary Report

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 #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 reduce crime and its consequences. During its review, the Commission found that OCJP is not efficiently managing nearly $300 million in grants to local law enforcement and other agencies. More importantly, the Commission found the ... [more]
March 30
2016

Occupational Licensing

meetings
9:30 a.m., Mike Balkman City Council Chambers, City Hall, 9770 Culver Blvd., Culver City, CA
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March 25
2004

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:00 p.m.
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Report #146, June 1998

Consumer Protection: A Quality of Life Investment

September 27
2007

Educational Governance and Accountability

meetings
9:00 a.m., State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento, CA
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January 28
2010

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 1:00 p.m., State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento, CA
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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]
June 26
2014

Medi-Cal Update

meetings
9:30 a.m., State Capitol, Room 2040, Sacramento, CA
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May 24
2007

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:45 p.m.
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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]
June 26
2008

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:00 p.m.
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March 27
2014

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 1:00 p.m., 925 L Street, Room 175, Sacramento, CA
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Report #156, November 2000

Better.Gov: Engineering Technology-Enhanced Government

March 24
2011

Corrections Oversight

meetings
9:00 a.m., State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento, CA
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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 #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]
April 22
2010

Public Pensions

meetings
9:00 a.m., State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento, CA
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March 22
2007

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:00 p.m.
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May 26
2005

Emergency Preparedness Review

meetings
9:00 a.m., State Capitol, Room 112, Sacramento, CA
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Report #23, December 1974

A Study of the California State Public Utilities Commission

Report #52, March 1983

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

February 26
2014

Climate Change Adaptation

meetings
1:30 p.m., 925 L Street, Legislative Counsel Conference Room, Lower Level, Sacramento, CA
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October 24
2007

Educational Governance and Accountability

meetings
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Jonas Salk High-Tech Academy, 2950 Hurley Way, Sacramento, CA
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Report #59, February 1984

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

October 27
2005

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:00 p.m.
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September 25
2012

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:30 p.m., Legislative Counsel Conference Room, Lower Level, 925 L Street, Sacramento, CA
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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, 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 #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, training, managing and rewarding state employees – and found a system engineered for failure.  The Commission found that California’s hiring system is overly reliant on internal promotions and fails to recruit... [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 four areas: major computer purchases, the bid protest process, the Minority Business Enterprise/Women Business Enterprise/Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise program, and the Prison Industry Authority. This report ... [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]
September 16
2010

Long-Term Care

meetings
10:00 a.m., Library and Courts Building II, Room 340, 900 N Street, Sacramento, CA
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June 24
2010

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:00 p.m., State Capitol, Room 125, Sacramento, CA
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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 comprehensive management of its lands, buildings and leases. The Commission recommends moving all state property management operations into a new, stronger agency.  The Commission also recommends that ... [more]
August 25
2011

Information Technology Governance - Progress Update

meetings
9:00 a.m., State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento, CA
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November 20
2008

California Institute for Regenerative Medicine

meetings
2:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 4203, Sacramento, CA
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August 27
2015

Mandatory Overtime

meetings
9:00 a.m., State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento, CA
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October 29
2002

Public Health System

meetings
9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., UC Davis Medical Center, Main Hospital ACSU Auditorium, 2315 Stockton Boulevard, Sacramento, CA
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August 29
2007

Alcohol and Drug Treatment

meetings
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Library and Courts Building II, Room 340, 900 N Street, Sacramento, CA
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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 ... [more]
November 27
2012

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:30 p.m., Legislative Counsel Conference Room, Lower Level, 925 L Street, Sacramento, CA
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October 23
2014

California's Open Meeting Acts

meetings
9:30 a.m., Legislative Counsel Conference Room, Lower Level, 925 L Street, Sacramento, CA
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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 ... [more]
August 27
2008

Data and Information Technology

meetings
2:00 - 4:00 p.m., Legislative Counsel’s Conference Room, Lower Level, 925 L Street, Sacramento, CA
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February 28
2008

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:00 p.m.
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April 28
2015

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:00 p.m., Palm Desert and Sacramento, CA
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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 ... [more]
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. ... [more]
Report #25, January 1976

A Study of Administration of State Health Programs

October 19
2006

Sentencing Reform

meetings
1:30 - 4:30 p.m., Library and Courts Building II, Room 340, 900 N Street, Sacramento, CA
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September 26
2011

Energy Governance

meetings
3:30 p.m., Legislative Counsel Conference Room, Lower Level, 925 L Street, Sacramento, CA
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November 9
2009

Economic Development

meetings
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Sunset Room of the California Club, 538 South Flower Street, Los Angeles, CA
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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 ... [more]
Report #44, November 1980

Additional Funding for 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: Plan went into effect. ... [more]
June 8
2010

Charter Schools

meetings
1:00 3:00 p.m., Library and Courts II Building, Room 340, 900 N Street, Sacramento, CA
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August 28
2008

California's Water Boards

meetings
2:30 - 4:30 p.m., Legislative Counsel’s Conference Room, Lower Level, 925 L Street, Sacramento, CA
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May 27
2004

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:00 p.m.
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April 26
2007

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:00 p.m.
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November 10
2010

Long-Term Care

meetings
10:00 a.m., Director's Conference Room, 225 37th Avenue, San Mateo, CA
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February 27
2008

Educational Governance and Accountability

meetings
2:30 - 3:30 p.m., Legislative Counsel Conference Room, Lower Level, 925 L Street, Sacramento, CA
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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 ... [more]
August 25
2016

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:30 p.m., 925 L Street, Lower Level Sacramento, CA
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May 28
2015

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:30 p.m., Legislative Counsel Conference Room, Lower Level, 925 L Street, Sacramento, CA
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February 27
2003

Parole Reform

meetings
9:00 a.m., State Capitol, Room 4203, Sacramento, CA
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Report #154, March 2000

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

November 15
2011

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:30 p.m., Legislative Counsel Conference Room, Lower Level, 925 L Street, Sacramento, CA
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June 25
2013

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:30 p.m., 925 L Street, Legislative Counsel Conference Room, Lower Level, Sacramento, CA
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September 27
2011

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:30 p.m., Legislative Counsel Conference Room, Lower Level, 925 L Street, Sacramento, CA
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April 24
2003

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:00 p.m.
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October 25
2007

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:30 p.m.
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August 28
2012

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:30 p.m., 925 L Street, Legislative Counsel Conference Room, Lower Level, Sacramento, CA
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February 26
2013

Higher Education

meetings
at approximately 2:30 p.m., Long Beach City College, Building T, Room 2002, 4901 East Carson Street, Long Beach, CA
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September 23
2014

Mental Health Services Act (MHSA)

meetings
9:30 a.m., State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento, CA
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October 24
2002

Public Health System

meetings
9:00 a.m., State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento, CA
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October 24
2002

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:00 p.m.
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February 27
2014

Climate Change Adaptation

meetings
9:30 a.m., State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento, CA
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October 25
2011

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:30 p.m., Library and Courts Building II, Room 340, 900 N Street, Sacramento, CA
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August 25
2016

Special Districts

meetings
1020 N Street, Room 100, Sacramento, CA
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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 #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 ... [more]
February 23
2017

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:30 p.m., 925 L Street, Room 175, Sacramento, CA
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May 28
2015

Californians' Interactions with State Government

meetings
9:30 a.m., State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento, CA
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April 24
2003

Human Services Redesign

meetings
9:00 a.m., State Capitol, Room 2040, Sacramento, CA
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February 26
2009

Infrastructure Policy and Finance

meetings
9:00 a.m., State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento, CA
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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 #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]
August 28
2003

Acupuncture Regulation

meetings
9:00 a.m., State Capitol, Room 4203, Sacramento, CA
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April 28
2005

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:00 p.m.
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May 26
2005

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:00 p.m.
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May 22
2008

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:00 p.m.
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June 30
2009

Water Governance

meetings
1:30 p.m., Legislative Counsel Conference Room, Lower Level, 925 L Street, Sacramento, CA
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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... [more]
October 14
2009

Water Governance

meetings
1:30 p.m., Skyroom North, University of California Hastings College of the Law, 100 McAllister Street, San Francisco, CA
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October 17
2006

Health Care

meetings
10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m, Los Angeles, CA
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September 25
2008

Bond Oversight

meetings
9:00 a.m., State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento, CA
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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]
February 28
2008

Juvenile Justice

meetings
9:00 a.m., State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento, CA
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June 22
2006

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:00 p.m.
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August 23
2006

Sentencing Reform

meetings
1:30 - 4:30 p.m., Library and Courts Building II, Room 340, 900 N Street, Sacramento, CA
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October 21
2009

Economic Development

meetings
1:00 - 3:00 p.m., Legislative Counsel Conference Room, Lower Level, 925 L Street, Sacramento, CA
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August 22
2013

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:30 p.m., Legislative Counsel Conference Room, Lower Level, 925 L Street, Sacramento, CA
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July 22
2014

California's Underground Economy

meetings
1:00 - 3:00 p.m., 925 L Street, Lower Level Conference Room, Sacramento, CA
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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... [more]
June 23
2011

California's Community College System

meetings
9:00 a.m., State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento, CA
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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 ... [more]
July 15
2015

Californians' Interactions with State Government

meetings
2:30 p.m., Code for America, 155 9th Street, San Francisco, CA
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November 15
2007

Juvenile Justice

meetings
9:00 a.m., State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento, CA
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August 25
2005

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:00 p.m.
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May 26
2016

Mental Health Services Act Check-Up

meetings
9:30 a.m., State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento, CA
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March 25
2010

Long-Term Care

meetings
9:00 a.m., State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento, CA
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August 28
2003

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:00 p.m.
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August 26
2010

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:00 p.m., Legislative Counsel Conference Room, Lower Level, 925 L Street, Sacramento, CA
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November 20
2003

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:00 p.m.
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December 12
2006

Sentencing Reform

meetings
10:30 a.m., Library and Courts Building II, Room 353, 900 N Street, Sacramento, CA
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Report #145, May 1998

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

January 23
2003

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:00 p.m.
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May 26
2016

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:30 p.m., 925 L Street, Room 175, Sacramento, CA
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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]
January 21
2016

UX Showcase

meetings
Sacramento, CA
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March 27
2003

Human Services Redesign

meetings
9:00 a.m., State Capitol, Room 113, Sacramento, CA
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March 27
2003

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:00 p.m.
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January 26
2006

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 11:30 a.m.
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October 22
2015

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:30 p.m., 925 L Street, Room 175, Sacramento, CA
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February 26
2009

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:00 p.m., State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento, CA
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March 27
2014

California's Underground Economy

meetings
9:30 a.m., State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento, CA
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Report #15, May 1970

Study of the Need for a Materials Management System

September 9
2014

California's Underground Economy

meetings
9:30 - 11:30 a.m., 925 L Street, Lower Level Conference Room, Sacramento, CA 95814
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April 22
2004

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:00 p.m.
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February 27
2012

Energy Governance

meetings
3:00 p.m., Legislative Counsel Conference Room, Lower Level, 925 L Street, Sacramento, CA
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January 24
2008

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:00 p.m.
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June 25
2009

Water Governance

meetings
9:00 a.m., State Capitol, Room 113, Sacramento, CA
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Report #26, March 1977

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

October 24
2007

Educational Governance and Accountability

meetings
2:00 - 5:00 p.m., Library and Courts Building II, Room 340, 900 N Street, Sacramento, CA
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Report #148, September 1998

Caring for Our Children: Our Most Precious Investment

California's Little Hoover Commission Launches New Website

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]
November 18
2010

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:30 p.m., Legislative Counsel Conference Room, Lower Level, 925 L Street, Sacramento, CA
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June 23
2011

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 1:00 p.m., Legislative Counsel Conference Room, Lower Level, 925 L Street, Sacramento, CA
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October 22
2009

Economic Development

meetings
9:00 a.m., State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento, CA
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Report #41, September 1979

Medi-Cal Reform

September 27
2006

Sentencing Reform

meetings
1:30 - 4:30 p.m., Library and Courts Building II, Room 340, 900 N Street, Sacramento, CA
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October 24
2013

Climate Change Adaptation

meetings
9:30 a.m., State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento, CA
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April 28
2005

Governor's Reorganization Plan to Create a Department of Technology Services

meetings
9:00 a.m., State Capitol, Room 2040, Sacramento, CA
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January 22
2009

Infrastructure Policy and Finance

meetings
1:30 p.m., Legislative Counsel’s Conference Room, Lower Level, 925 L Street, Sacramento, CA
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September 24
2015

Denti-Cal

meetings
9:00 a.m., State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento, CA
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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]
August 18
2009

Water Governance

meetings
9:30 a.m., Library and Courts II Building, Room 340, 900 N Street, Sacramento, CA
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November 3
2010

Long-Term Care

meetings
2:30 p.m., Library and Courts Building II, Room 501, 900 N Street, Sacramento, CA
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August 22
2007

Alcohol and Drug Treatment

meetings
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Library and Courts Building II, Room 340, 900 N Street, Sacramento, CA
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October 28
2010

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:45 p.m., Legislative Counsel Conference Room, Lower Level, 925 L Street, Sacramento, CA
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February 22
2007

Health Care

meetings
9:00 a.m., State Capitol, Room 112, Sacramento, CA
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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]
September 23
2010

Public Pensions

meetings
9:00 a.m., State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento, CA
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August 23
2007

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:30 p.m.
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Report #12, September 1967

An Examination of the Department of Professional and Vocational Standards

June 2
2011

State Personnel Board, Department of Personnel Administration Reorganization Plan

meetings
9:00 a.m., State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento, CA
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August 27
2015

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:30 p.m, Legislative Counsel Conference Room, Lower Level, 925 L Street, Sacramento, CA
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April 26
2007

Career Technical Education

meetings
9:00 a.m., State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento, CA
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April 25
2016

Salton Sea Strategic Management Revisit

meetings
9:30 a.m., State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento, CA
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April 23
2013

California Veterans Services

meetings
9:30 a.m., Employment Development Department Auditorium, 722 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA
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October 26
2006

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:00 p.m.
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Report #43, May 1980

Health Care Delivery System Reform

May 26
2010

Water Governance

meetings
3:00 p.m., Library and Courts Building II, Room 353, 900 N Street, Sacramento, CA
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Report #46, August 1981

Century Freeway Report

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]
September 25
2008

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:15 p.m., State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento, CA
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September 8
2016

Mental Health Services Act Check-Up

meetings
10:00 a.m., 925 L Street, Suite 805, Sacramento, CA
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April 24
2012

Governor's Reorganization Plan #2 (2012)

meetings
9:00 a.m., Employment Development Department Auditorium, 722 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA
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April 24
2008

California's Water Boards

meetings
9:00 a.m., State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento, CA
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July 7
2010

Long-Term Care

meetings
10:00 a.m., 1333 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA
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February 26
2013

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 1:30 p.m., Long Beach City College, Building T, Room 2002, 4901 East Carson Street, Long Beach, CA
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September 23
2009

Water Governance

meetings
1:30 p.m., Library and Courts II Building, Room 340, 900 N Street, Sacramento, CA
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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]
June 24
2004

Management Workforce

meetings
9:00 a.m., State Capitol, Room 2040, Sacramento, CA
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June 25
2013

Criminal Justice Sentencing

meetings
9:00 a.m., Legislative Office Building, Room 100, 1020 N Street, Sacramento, CA
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October 23
2012

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:30 p.m., Blue Anchor Building,1400 10th Street, Conference Room #202, Sacramento, CA
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January 25
2007

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:00 p.m.
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May 27
2010

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:30 p.m., Legislative Counsel Conference Room, Lower Level, 925 L Street, Sacramento, CA
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January 23
2012

Energy Governance

meetings
10:15 a.m., California ISO, 250 Outcropping Way, Folsom, CA
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March 5
2015

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:30 p.m., Legislative Counsel Conference Room, 925 L Street, Lower Level, Sacramento, CA
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September 22
2010

Public Pensions

meetings
3:00 p.m., Legislative Counsel Conference Room, Lower Level, 925 L Street, Sacramento, CA
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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]
September 9
2002

Public Health System

meetings
9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., California Chamber of Commerce – California Room, 1215 K Street, 14th Floor, Sacramento, CA
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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]
November 15
2007

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:00 p.m.
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May 22
2003

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:00 p.m.
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May 28
2015

California's Open Meeting Acts

meetings
1:00 p.m., Legislative Counsel Conference Room, Lower Level, 925 L Street, Sacramento, CA
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Report #143, July 1997

Dollars and Sense: A Simple Approach to School Finance

February 24
2011

California's Community College System

meetings
9:00 a.m., State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento, CA
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February 23
2006

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:00 p.m.
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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]
October 5
2012

Energy Governance

meetings
10:00 a.m., Legislative Counsel Conference Room, Lower Level, 925 L Street, Sacramento, CA
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September 24
2009

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 1:00 p.m., State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento, CA
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September 22
2016

Business Meeting

meetings
at approximately 12:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento, CA
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January 28
2010

Water Governance

meetings
9:00 a.m., State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento, CA
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