Performance-based budgeting supported

By CMTA Staff

Capitol Update, March 25, 2011 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

CMTA supports SB 14 (Lois Wolk, D-Davis) to improve the operation of state agencies through performance-based budgeting. The purpose of performance-based budgeting is to inform policy, fiscal, and oversight decisions by the Governor and the Legislature, to focus managers, supervisors, and workers on achieving desired goals to show progress toward those goals, and highlight the choices available to improve the expenditure of public funds. The review process for agencies and programs may include input from legislative policy committees, the "Little Hoover" Commission, the Legislative Analyst, the Bureau of State Audits, and the public.

The periodic review provided by this bill will ensure that agencies and their programs remain up to date and relevant, serving the most important needs in California and preserving scarce public resources. We look forward to the independent and unbiased analysis of programs and expenditures that will be part of this review. By creating a more transparent and effective regulatory environment in California, we will improve public confidence in government and increase support for state programs.

SB 14 will be heard in the Senate Governance and Finance Committee on March 30th.

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