California Performance Review Report Expected in October
A final report to Governor Schwarzenegger is expected by the end of October from the commission he established to examine the recommendations of the California Performance Review.
Monday, September 27, 2004
At the commission’s seventh public hearing Monday at U C Davis, Jean Ross, Executive Director of the non-profit California Budget Project, said the schedule was too rushed. CUT: Ross12 :12 Ross said she had attended earlier commission meetings and not been allowed to speak. At Monday’s meeting she was part of a six-member panel, with each member given only five minutes to make their statement. Another speaker, Professor Robert Fellmeth from the Center for Public Interest Law at U C San Diego, warned that eliminating over a hundred state boards and commissions, and giving their powers to bureaucrats appointed by the governor, would give special interests new opportunities to affect public policy without public notice. CUT: Fellmeth17 :17 Commission co-chairman Bill Hauck said no matter what recommendations the governor finally accepts as his own, the legislature will make sure that implementing them will be a long and convoluted process. CUT: Hauck14 :14 Hauck said the commission now plans to hold an eighth public meeting October 20th at U C Irvine to decide if a consensus set of recommendations can be forwarded to Governor Schwarzenegger by that month’s end. SOC