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.
The County has taken this recommendation under advisement. Although the County will not be implementing this recommendation, the San Diego County Auditor conducted a review of the SD IGLCBC grant procedures on February 14, 2011, validated the SD IGLCBC's methods used to quantify impacts, and will continue to periodically review SD IGLCBC procedures going forward.
The County continues to take this recommendation under advisement. Both the County and the San Diego Indian Gaming Local Community Benefit Community (SD IGLCBC) agree with the importance of thorough review. However, instead of the San Diego County Auditor reviewing every grant application, the County Auditor conducted a review of the SD IGLCBC grant process and documents on February 14, 2011. The San Diego County Auditor validated the SD IGLCBC's methods used to quantify impacts. The Auditor did not have any suggestions to improve the request for information but did reiterate the need for thorough analysis of the data presented in the application during the review process.
Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.