Report 2010-036 Recommendation 26 Responses

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

Recommendation #26 To: Santa Barbara, County of

To help ensure that they meet the grant requirements established in the Government Code, counties should require benefit committee filing officers to avail themselves of the free training provided by the FPPC so that the filing officers are aware of and meet their responsibilities under the political reform act. Counties should also adhere to FPPC guidelines for notifying filers of the need to submit statements of economic interests.

Agency Response*

Per last year's response, Financial Disclosure and conflict of interest laws were reviewed and current processes in place for reporting by county employees, elected officials and Brown Act committees were placed into practice by the Indian Gaming Community Benefit Committee.

  • Response Type†: Annual Follow Up
  • Completion Date: January 2012
  • Response Date: October 2014

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented


Agency Response*

Financial disclosure and conflict of interest laws were reviewed and current processes in place for reporting by county employees, elected officials and Brown Act committees were placed into practice by the Indian Gaming Community Benefit Committee.

  • Response Type†: Annual Follow Up
  • Completion Date: April 2011
  • Response Date: October 2013

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Not Fully Implemented

While the county did notify filers of the need to submit the statements of economic interest, it has not yet required benefit committee filing officers to avail themselves of the free training provided by the FPPC.

  • Auditee did not address all aspects of the recommendation

Agency Response*

Financial disclosure and conflict of interest laws were reviewed and current processes in place for reporting by county employees, elected officials and Brown Act committees were placed into practice by the Indian Gaming Community Benefit Committee.

  • Response Type†: Annual Follow Up
  • Response Date: October 2012

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Pending

  • Auditee did not substantiate its claim of full implementation

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†Response Type refers to the interval in which the auditee is providing the State Auditor with their status in implementing recommendations made in an audit report. Auditees must submit a response regarding their progress in implementing recommendations from our reports at three intervals from the release of the report: 60 days, six months, and one year or subsequent to one year.

*Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.


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