Brown submits reorganization plan

By CMTA Staff

Capitol Update, April 6, 2012 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

Last week, Governor Jerry Brown submitted a government reorganization plan to the Little Hoover Commission for review and recommendations. According to Brown, the goal of his proposal is to "streamline government, make it more efficient, and reduce unnecessary spending."

The Governor’s plan will reduce the number of state agencies from twelve to ten, consolidating five existing agencies to create three. To accomplish this goal, the plan proposes the elimination of the State and Consumer Services Agency and the Business, Transportation, and Housing Agency. Those agencies, among dozens of other departments, will be consolidated into the newly created Transportation Agency, Government Operations Agency and Business and Consumer Services Agency. In addition, the plan proposes moving the Department of Resources, Recycling and Recovery to the California Environmental Protection Agency.

According to reports, the Commission has 30 days to review the proposal and submit recommendations to the Governor; after which, the plan will be submitted to the Legislature for a 60 day review process.

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