Burton Doubts California Performance Review Changes

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(Sacramento, CA)
Monday, August 2, 2004
State Senator John Burton says he doubts whether the projected results of the highly touted California Performance Review will pan out… Cut:JB1 (:09) “The implementation of these thousand recommendations will result in a 32-billion dollar savings over the next five or seven year—give me a break.” Burton, who’s termed out at the end of this year, says it’ll be an uphill battle to get the legislature to implement the changes. But Governor Schwarzenegger’s communications director Rob Stutzman says there are a number of ways the changes could occur. Cut: RobS1 (:13) “And there may be parts of this performance review, to bring efficiencies to government, and to make us a 21st Century government, that could be achieved through legislation or executive orders or merely by just changing the management practices currently within government.” Stutzman says the ideas put forth will be reviewed in public hearings and the Governor’s final plan will be dealt with, for the most part, next year. SOC