Report 2016-036 Recommendation 2 Responses

Report 2016-036: Indian Gaming Special Distribution Fund: The Method Used to Mitigate Casino Impacts Has Changed, and Two Counties' Benefit Committees Did Not Ensure Compliance With State Law When Awarding Grants (Release Date: March 2017)

Recommendation #2 To: Fresno, County of

If the Legislature appropriates funding from the distribution fund for mitigation grants in future years, Fresno County's benefit committee should revise its procedures to include specific steps to verify that grantees will place grant funds into interest-bearing accounts when awarding any mitigation grants. These steps should include requiring grantees to report the interest accrued in their quarterly reports and to substantiate those reports with bank statements or other reports of interest earned, and following up with the grantee when the grantee reports no earned interest for the period.

6-Month Agency Response

The recommendation has not yet been implemented, but will be implemented in the future, if the Legislature appropriates funding from the distribution fund for mitigation grants in the future.

  • Response Date: August 2017

California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Not Currently Feasible

The Legislature has not appropriated any funding for mitigation grants since we issued our report in March 2017.


All Recommendations in 2016-036

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.