Report 2016-036 Recommendation 4 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 #4 To: San Diego, County of

If the Legislature appropriates funding from the distribution fund for mitigation grants in the future, to comply with state law, the benefit committee for San Diego County should ensure that it obtains sufficient documentation from grant applicants to demonstrate that the requested funding represents the correct proportionate share of the costs attributable to casino impacts.

1-Year Agency Response

The San Diego IGLCBC has implemented several process improvements since the 2014 audit and has required increased levels of information for applicants to demonstrate proportional share for compliance with state law. IGLCBC staff explained this progress and no findings were made on the process, which includes an evaluation by County Counsel, staff, and the IGLCBC members. This finding relates to the documentation of that analysis in the grant application. If funding is awarded, the IGLCBC staff will implement additional review for compliance with this finding.

  • Estimated Completion Date: After the Legislature appropriates funding
  • Response Date: March 2018

California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Not Currently Feasible

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


6-Month Agency Response

The San Diego IGLCBC has implemented several process improvements since the 2014 audit and has required increased levels of information for applicants to demonstrate proportional share for compliance with state law. IGLCBC staff explained this progress and no findings were made on the process, which includes an evaluation by County Counsel, staff, and the IGLCBC members. This finding relates to the documentation of that analysis in the grant application. If funding is awarded, the IGLCBC staff will implement additional review for compliance with this finding.

  • Estimated Completion Date: After the Legislature appropriates funding
  • Response Date: September 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.


60-Day Agency Response

The San Diego IGLCBC has implemented several process improvements since the 2014 audit and has required increased levels of information for applicants to demonstrate proportional share for compliance with state law. IGLCBC staff explained this progress and no findings were made on the process, which includes an evaluation by County Counsel, staff, and the IGLCBC members. This finding relates to the documentation of that analysis in the grant application. If funding is awarded, the IGLCBC staff will implement additional review for compliance with this finding.

  • Estimated Completion Date: After the Legislature appropriates funding
  • Response Date: May 2017

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day 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.