Report 2011-120 Recommendations and Responses in 2013-041

Report 2011-120: California Department of Transportation: Its Poor Management of State Route 710 Extension Project Properties Costs the State Millions of Dollars Annually, Yet State Law Limits the Potential Income From Selling the Properties

Department Number of Years Reported As Not Fully Implemented Total Recommendations to Department Not Implemented After One Year Not Implemented as of 2012-041 Response Not Implemented as of Most Recent Response
Department of General Services 1 15 2 n/a 2
Department of Transportation 1 26 5 n/a 5

Recommendation To: General Services, Department of

To ensure that the construction unit complies with the State's procurement laws and policies, General Services should continue its efforts to implement regulations that govern the small business certification process related to defining and enforcing violations of commercially useful function requirements.

Response

Please refer to our one-year response.

  • California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Not Fully Implemented
  • Completion Date: Unknown
  • Response Date: November 2013

Recommendation To: General Services, Department of

To ensure that the construction unit complies with the State's procurement laws and policies, General Services should clarify the waiver process in the administrative order governing the small business participation goal.

Response

Please refer to our one-year response.

  • California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Not Fully Implemented
  • Completion Date: March 2014
  • Response Date: November 2013

Recommendation To: Transportation, Department of

To ensure that it collects fair market rents for the SR 710 properties on the State's behalf, Caltrans should, using the fair market rent determinations for all SR 710 properties it recently prepared and excluding those in its affordable rent program, adjust the tenants' rents to fair market after providing them with proper notice.

Response

Please refer to our one-year response.

  • California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Not Fully Implemented
  • Completion Date: To be determined
  • Response Date: October 2013

Recommendation To: Transportation, Department of

To ensure that it collects fair market rents for the SR 710 properties on the State's behalf, Caltrans should make only limited exceptions to charging fair market rent and document the specific public purpose that is served in any case that it does not charge fair market rent.

Response

Please refer to our one-year response.

  • California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Not Fully Implemented
  • Completion Date: To be determined
  • Response Date: October 2013

Recommendation To: Transportation, Department of

To ensure that the affordable rent policy is enforceable and that only eligible tenants receive the benefit of the policy, Caltrans should adopt regulations in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) if the director determines that it is appropriate to continue to offer affordable rent to certain tenants.

Response

Please refer to our one-year response.

  • California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Not Fully Implemented
  • Completion Date: December 2013
  • Response Date: October 2013

Recommendation To: Transportation, Department of

To comply with the 2007 court ruling and the APA until such time as the Legislature may choose to act, Caltrans should establish regulations to govern the sales process for the SR 710 properties affected by the Roberti Bill.

Response

Please refer to our one-year response.

  • California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Not Fully Implemented
  • Completion Date: June 2014
  • Response Date: October 2013

Recommendation To: Transportation, Department of

To pursue alternatives to its management of the SR 710 properties, Caltrans should prepare a cost-benefit analysis to determine if the State would save money by hiring a private vendor to manage the properties. If such savings would occur, Caltrans should seek an exemption under Government Code, Section 19130 (a), to hire a private vendor.

Response

Please refer to our one-year response.

  • California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Not Fully Implemented
  • Completion Date: 2014
  • Response Date: October 2013

Current Status of Recommendations

All Recommendations in 2013-041