Business Meeting

Mar 21
Business Meeting
at approximately 12:30 p.m., Legislative Counsel Conference Room, Lower Level, 925 L Street, Sacramento, CA
Business Meeting
  • Agenda


    Business Meeting
    Thursday, March 21, 2013
    Legislative Counsel Conference Room
    925 L Street, Lower Level
    Sacramento, CA

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

    1. Election of Officers
    2. Business Meeting Minutes from February 26, 2013
    3. Draft – State Parks Report 
    4. Subcommittee Reports/Project Selection
    5. Implementation Activity
    6. Reports from Bureau of State Audits


  • Public Notice


    March 12, 2013

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

    Notice of Meeting

    On Thursday, March 21, 2013 the Little Hoover Commission will conduct a public hearing on bail schedules and pre-trial diversion services. The hearing will begin at 9 a.m. in Room 437 of the State Capitol in Sacramento.

    The Little Hoover Commission is examining California’s use of commercial bail and pretrial diversion services at county jails as part of the Commission’s ongoing look at public safety realignment initiated in 2011. The combination of large pre-trial populations and new offenders who previously would have been sent to state prison is creating population management challenges for counties.

    At this hearing, the Commission will explore challenges that counties face in reducing their pre-trial jail populations, equity issues in the current bail system, the use of bail schedules, pre-trial alternatives to bail, and the expanding use of validated risk and needs assessment tools.

    The Commission will hear from the current executive director of the California State Association of Counties and former Secretary of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Matt Cate, who will provide a county-view perspective on pre-trial release in the context of state prison realignment. The Commission also will hear from a Santa Clara County Superior Court judge who will provide a view of bail schedules and pre-trial release options from the judicial bench. A senior policy advocate with the American Civil Liberties Union of California will testify about possible alternatives to the commercial bail system. The executive director of a crime victim assistance agency will provide her perspective on bail reform and the use of pre-trial release options. The Contra Costa County chief public defender and the Sutter County district attorney will address potential state-imposed changes to the bail system, including uniform statewide bail schedules along with alternatives to commercial bail.

    There will be an opportunity for public comment at the end of the hearing. The Commission also encourages written comments. Immediately following the hearing, the Commission will hold a business meeting in the Legislative Counsel Conference Room in the lower level of 925 L Street in Sacramento. Additional teleconference locations accessible to the public during the business meeting will be Rooms 5082 and 4034 at the State Capitol in Sacramento. Also, the Commission will meet for dinner on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at 6 p.m. at the Esquire Grill at 1213 K Street in Sacramento.

    All public notices for meetings are on the Commission’s website, If you need reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please contact Stuart Drown at (916) 445- 2125 or by Thursday, March 14, 2013.