Gino DiCaro

CPR to Hear Testimony on Management of Government Functions

By Gino DiCaro, VP, Communications

Capitol Update, Aug. 30, 2004 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

The California Performance Review (CPR) task force was assembled five months ago by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who promised to "blow up the boxes" in an effort to generate savings, eliminate waste and "clean house" in Sacramento. The 21 member Commission is comprised of leaders from the business and labor communities, state and local government and public policy experts.

On Friday, August 27th, it will hold the third of seven public hearings on it's more than 1,200 recommendations. The hearing, to be held at San Jose University, will focus on personnel management and training, information technology, procurement, and performance-based budgeting.

Speakers include:
Carol D. Chesbrough, Chief Deputy Commissioner, Department of Financial InstitutionGerald H. Goldberg , Executive Officer, California Franchise Tax BoardJim Hard, Employment Program Representative, Employment Development Department, President, SEIU Local 1000, CSEAThomas D. Hinton, Jr., President & CEO, California Council for ExcellenceKelly J. Montgomery, Senior Manager, CPS Human Resource Services, Executive Director, Public Employment Services AuthorityLarry Stone, Assessor, Santa Clara CountyVince Brown, Chief Operating Officer, California State Controller's OfficeRoxanne Gould, Senior Vice President, AeA Carl Guardino, President & CEO, Silicon Valley Manufacturing GroupRussell Hancock, Ph.D., President & CEO, Joint Venture: Silicon Valley NetworkThe commission will also hear comments from members of the general public.

The next CPR hearing is scheduled for Los Angeles on September 9th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. It will focus on education, training and volunteerism.

Once the Administration settles on a final proposal, it will submit a plan for a vote of the Legislature sometime after the first of the year. Should the Legislature choose not to enact the proposal, the Governor may either choose to discard the entire report, implement the provisions through executive order and legislation, urge its adoption through a voter initiative campaign, or he can push certain pieces while burying others.

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