Report 2009-042 Recommendation 3 Responses

Report 2009-042: Children's Hospital Program: Procedures for Awarding Grants Are Adequate, but Some Improvement Is Needed in Managing Grants and Complying With the Governor's Bond Accountability Program (Release Date: May 2009)

Recommendation #3 To: Health Facilities Financing Authority, California

As the authority has decided that it desires to comply with the governor's executive order to provide accountability for the use of bond proceeds, it should develop and submit to Finance an accountability plan for its administration of the program bonds. In addition, it should take the necessary steps to periodically update Finance's bond accountability Web site to provide public access to information regarding its use of the bond proceeds.

1-Year Agency Response

According to the authority, Finance approved the authority's bond accountability plan in March 2010. However, it also indicated that the bonds authorized by the 2004 act are not eligible for the governor's bond accountability Web site because the site is intended for bonds approved by voters in 2006 and later. According to the program manager for the Children's Hospital Program, Finance told her that it is in the process of programming its bond accountability Web site to include additional bonds, such as those authorized by the Children's Hospital Bond Act of 2008; however, Finance was unable to provide the authority with an estimate of when the programming will be completed. In the interim, the authority has posted its bond accountability plan for the Children's Hospital Bond Act of 2008 on its Web site, which includes a list of approved projects and a map showing the location of the projects. (See 2011-406 p. 57)

  • Response Date: August 2010

California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Fully Implemented

All Recommendations in 2009-042

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.