Report 2010-036 Recommendations and Responses in 2015-041

Report 2010-036: Indian Gaming Special Distribution Fund: Local Governments Continue to Have Difficulty Justifying Distribution Fund Grants

Department Number of Years Reported As Not Fully Implemented Total Recommendations to Department Not Implemented After One Year Not Implemented as of 2014-041 Response Not Implemented as of Most Recent Response
Humboldt County 3 3 3 1 1
Riverside County 3 4 4 1 1
San Diego County 3 3 1 1 1
Santa Barbara County 3 6 6 1 1
Shasta County 3 5 5 2 2

Recommendation To: Humboldt, County of

To help ensure that they meet the grant requirements established in the Government Code, counties should require that the county auditor review each grant application to ensure a rigorous analysis of a casino's impact and of the proportion of funding for the project provided by the grant. Benefit committees should consider a grant application only when the county auditor certifies that the applicant has quantified the impact of the casino and verifies that the grant funds requested will be proportional to the casino's impact.

Response

Due to staffing limitations the Auditor's Office is unable to implement.

  • California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Will Not Implement
  • Response Date: September 2015

Recommendation To: Shasta County

To help ensure that they meet the grant requirements established in the Government Code, counties should require that the county auditor review each grant application to ensure a rigorous analysis of a casino's impact and of the proportion of funding for the project provided by the grant. Benefit committees should consider a grant application only when the county auditor certifies that the applicant has quantified the impact of the casino and verifies that the grant funds requested will be proportional to the casino's impact.

Response

Shasta County's Auditor-Controller will make himself available to review grant applications that the Shasta County Indian Gaming Local Community Benefit Committee may feel need to be reviewed to determine that the grant funds requested will be proportional to the casino's impact.

  • California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Not Fully Implemented
  • Completion Date: Next Funding Cycle
  • Response Date: September 2015

Recommendation To: Shasta County

To help ensure that they meet the grant requirements established in the Government Code, counties should ensure that benefit committees' conflict-of-interest codes comply with the political reform act by reviewing the act and their codes, and changing the codes as necessary to meet the act's requirements.

Response

Shasta County is currently in the process of reviewing and updating the LCBC Bylaws to include a requirement that LCBC members comply with the political reform act. The updated bylaws will be reviewed and considered at the next meeting of the LCBC when funding is allocated.

  • California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Not Fully Implemented
  • Completion Date: June 2016
  • Response Date: September 2015

Recommendation To: Santa Barbara, County of

To help ensure that they meet the grant requirements established in the Government Code, counties should require that the county auditor review each grant application to ensure a rigorous analysis of a casino's impact and of the proportion of funding for the project provided by the grant. Benefit committees should consider a grant application only when the county auditor certifies that the applicant has quantified the impact of the casino and verifies that the grant funds requested will be proportional to the casino's impact.

Response

It is our understanding that no IGSDF allocations will be made in the coming year; therefore, based on a conversation with the State Auditor's office, no changes will be made at this time.

  • California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Will Not Implement
  • Response Date: October 2014

Recommendation To: San Diego, County of

To help ensure that they meet the grant requirements established in the Government Code, counties should require that the county auditor review each grant application to ensure a rigorous analysis of a casino's impact and of the proportion of funding for the project provided by the grant. Benefit committees should consider a grant application only when the county auditor certifies that the applicant has quantified the impact of the casino and verifies that the grant funds requested will be proportional to the casino's impact.

Response

The County has taken this recommendation under advisement. Although the County will not be implementing this recommendation, the San Diego County Auditor conducted a review of the SD IGLCBC grant procedures on February 14, 2011, validated the SD IGLCBC's methods used to quantify impacts, and will continue to periodically review SD IGLCBC procedures going forward.

  • California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Will Not Implement
  • Response Date: October 2013

Current Status of Recommendations

All Recommendations in 2015-041