Report 2015-102 Recommendation 9 Responses

Report 2015-102: Central Basin Municipal Water District: Its Board of Directors Has Failed to Provide the Leadership Necessary for It to Effectively Fulfill Its Responsibilities (Release Date: December 2015)

Recommendation #9 To: Central Basin Municipal Water District

To ensure it holds itself accountable to the public, the district should follow the law and operate in an open and transparent manner by, among other things, disclosing to the public the true nature and purpose of all of its expenditures. To ensure its board makes informed decisions on when it is proper to hold discussions and take votes in closed-session meetings, the district should require its board members to attend training—as soon as possible and biennially thereafter—specifically focused on the Brown Act and its closed-meeting requirements.

60-Day Agency Response

To ensure the District holds itself accountable to the public, the demands list (commonly known as the Warrant Run) is presented to the Board of Directors on a monthly basis. This list includes details on the nature of expense and amount.

On January 25, 2016, the Administrative Code Part 3, Chapter 9, Article 1, Section 1.5 was revised to include Brown Act and Parliamentary procedure Training biennially. Furthermore, a Brown Act and Robert's Rules of Order Workshop for the Board of Directors took place on January 29, 2016. District staff also attended the workshop.

  • Completion Date: February 2016
  • Response Date: January 2016

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Fully Implemented

All Recommendations in 2015-102

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.