Transport & Infrastructure

California Housing: Building a More Affordable Future

Report #267, March 2022
California needs to build millions of additional homes to safely house its population, and the state must do more to increase the development of and access to affordable housing, says the state’s independent government watchdog in a new report. In...

Building Value: Modernizing Property Management

Report #212, September 2012
The Little Hoover Commission on Tuesday urged the Governor and Legislature to put the job of state property management into the hands of a new state department. The Commission recommended that the Governor use the reorganization process to consolidate...

Building California: Infrastructure Choices and Strategy

Report #199, January 2010
The Little Hoover Commission issued recommendations on Thursday, January 28, 2010, urging the governor and the Legislature to rethink the state’s growing reliance on bonds to fund infrastructure projects and to instead take a more comprehensive and...

Rebuilding The Dream: Solving California’s Affordable Housing Crisis

Report #165, May 2002
The Little Hoover Commission on Wednesday released a report concluding that the State must work more assertively with communities to resolve the shortage of affordable housing that is compromising the quality of life for millions of Californians and...

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

Report #137, December 1995
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 those attempts have failed. Given the State’s...

Making Land Use Work: Rules to Reach Our Goals

Report #136, November 1995
As California’s population grows at a staggering pace, concerns that regulations may be hindering the State’s tradition of prosperity prompted the Commission to study the State’s land-use policies. The Commission found that...

Squeezing Revenues Out of Existing State Assets

Report #116, June 1992
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 this issue paper based on its past reports and a June...

Transportation: Keeping California Moving

Report #114, January 1992
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,...

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

Report #105, October 1990
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 four findings and 17 recommendations, including...