Business Meeting

Sep 26
Business Meeting
at approximately 1:15 p.m., Ronald Reagan State Building Auditorium, 300 South Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA
Business Meeting
  • Agenda


    Business Meeting
    Thursday, September 26, 2013
    Ronald Reagan State Building Auditorium
    300 South Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA

    The Commission will break for 45 minutes immediately after the hearing and will consider agenda items I-V at approximately 1:15 p.m. The precise time will vary depending upon the testimony of witnesses and will be determined at the discretion of the chair. Members of the public will have an opportunity to make comments about Commission agenda items during the meeting.

    1. Business Meeting Minutes from August 22, 2013
    2. Draft Report - Higher Education
    3. Subcommittee Reports / Project Selection
    4. Implementation Activity
    5. Reports from Bureau of State Audits
  • Public Notice


    September 13, 2013

    For Additional Information Contact:
    Stuart Drown, Executive Director
    (916) 445-2125

    Notice of Meeting

    On Thursday, September 26, 2013, the Little Hoover Commission will conduct a public hearing on criminal justice sentencing. The hearing will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the auditorium of the Ronald Reagan Building, at 300 South Spring Street, in Los Angeles, CA.

    The Little Hoover Commission is reviewing criminal sentencing laws in California as part of its ongoing assessment of public safety realignment initiated in 2011. At this hearing, the Commission will focus on public safety in California’s largest county, Los Angeles, as a necessary component to understanding public safety statewide. The Commission also will hear about specific policy changes that could help California use its finite resources to improve public safety.

    The Commission will hear from local law enforcement, including Los Angeles County Sheriff Leroy Baca, Los Angeles County Chief Probation Officer Jerry Powers and Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck. They will discuss the challenges of implementing realignment in their jurisdiction and opportunities for improving success locally and statewide. The Commission will then hear from a panel of community service providers who will discuss how community-based realignment programs and services are funded, challenges service providers face and suggestions for resolving implementation issues. The California state director from Drug Policy Alliance will testify for the Commission on sentencing reform opportunities to reduce recidivism and optimize resources. Lastly, the Commission will hear from Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich on the role the county can take and how realignment funds will be used to improve public safety in Los Angeles County.

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

    Immediately after the hearing the Commission will break for 45 minutes for a business meeting in the Ronald Reagan Building Auditorium located at 300 South Spring Street in Los Angeles.

    All public notices for meetings are on the Commission’s website, If you need reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please contact Commission Executive Director Stuart Drown at (916) 445-2125 or by Wednesday, September 18, 2013.