To help ensure that they meet the grant requirements established in the Government Code, counties should more rigorously review applications that are to be administered and spent by an entity other than the local government that applies for the funds. Specifically, benefit committees should require that each grant application clearly show how the grant will mitigate the impact of the casino on the applicant agency.
In April 2011 the benefit committee adopted procedures requiring eligible applicants to demonstrate how they will be able to document and quantify the impact that is being mitigated by the project. The county provided documentation demonstrating that it had implemented these procedures. (See 2013-406, p. 67)
Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.