Report 2010-036 Recommendation 2 Responses

Report 2010-036: Indian Gaming Special Distribution Fund: Local Governments Continue to Have Difficulty Justifying Distribution Fund Grants (Release Date: February 2011)

Recommendation #2 To: Humboldt, County of

To help ensure that they meet the grant requirements established in the Government Code, counties should require that the county auditor review each grant application to ensure a rigorous analysis of a casino's impact and of the proportion of funding for the project provided by the grant. Benefit committees should consider a grant application only when the county auditor certifies that the applicant has quantified the impact of the casino and verifies that the grant funds requested will be proportional to the casino's impact.

Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From November 2016

Due to staffing limitations the Auditor's Office is unable to implement.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: Will Not Implement


Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From September 2015

Due to staffing limitations the Auditor's Office is unable to implement.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: Will Not Implement


Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From October 2014

Due to staffing limitations the Auditor's Office is unable to implement.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: Will Not Implement


Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From October 2013

The County of Humboldt agrees in part with this recommendation. The County agrees that conducting additional review to insure that the grant applications quantify the impact of the casino and that the funds requested are proportional may be warranted. We do not agree that the county auditor is the only option and are concerned that this recommendation could delay the grant review process. We also do not believe that sufficient funds are provided to support this review by the county auditor. Other qualified County staff exist and are available to carry out this function.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: Will Not Implement


Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From November 2012

The County of Humboldt agrees in part with this recommendation. The County agrees that conducting additional review to insure that the grant applications quantify the impact of the casino and that the funds requested are proportional may be warranted. We do not agree that the county auditor is the only option and are concerned that this recommendation could delay the grant review process. We also do not believe that sufficient funds are provided to support this review by the county auditor. Other qualified County staff exist and are available to carry out this function.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: Will Not Implement


All Recommendations in 2010-036

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.


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