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Inventory of the Commission on California State Government Organization and Economy (Little Hoover Commission) Records
R190  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Administrative History
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Commission on California State Government Organization and Economy (Little Hoover Commission) Records
    Dates: 1974-1990
    Collection number: R190
    Creator: Commission on California State Government Organization and Economy (Little Hoover Commission)
    Collection Size: 5.5 cubic feet
    Repository: California State Archives
    Sacramento, California
    Abstract: This record group consists of 5.5 cubic feet of records from the Commission on California State Government Organization and Economy. The records span from 1974 to 1990.
    Physical location: California State Archives
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the California State Archives. Permission for reproduction or publication is given on behalf of the California State Archives as the owner of the physical items. The researcher assumes all responsibility for possible infringement which may arise from reproduction or publication of materials from the California State Archives collections.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Commission on California State Government Organization and Economy Records, R190.[series number], [box and folder number], California State Archives, Office of the Secretary of State, Sacramento, California.

    Acquisition and Custodial History

    The California State Archives acquired the records of the Commission on California State Government Organization and Economy (Little Hoover Commission) according to state law.

    Administrative History

    The Milton Marks "Little Hoover" Commission on California State Government Organization and Economy is an independent state oversight agency that was created in 1962. The Commission's primary mission is to investigate state government operations and promote efficiency, economy, and improved service through reports, recommendations, and legislative proposals.
    The full Commission selects study topics that come to its attention from citizens, legislators, and other sources. In addition, it has a statutory obligation to review and make recommendations on proposed government reorganization plans. The Commission frequently oversees the creation of public hearings to explore various issues in an open setting. The goal of the hearings is to serve as a catalyst to inform and educate Commissioners, legislators, the public, and the media about particular areas of government in need of reform.
    By statue, the Commission is a bipartisan board composed of 14 members serving four-year terms. The Governor appoints five citizen members, four citizen members are appointed by the Legislature, and two sitting members from each house of the state legislature are also selected to serve on the Commission. By statute, no more than five of the nine public members may be from the same party and legislators from each body must be from different parties.

    Scope and Content

    This record group consists of 5.5 cubic feet of records from the Commission on California State Government Organization and Economy. The records span from 1974 to 1990. The record group is organized into five series: bill files, correspondence, speeches and press releases, administrative files, and regulations. Because of the size and complexity of issues related to governmental organization and the economy, the subjects covered in this collection vary widely. Significant topics include: the California State Lottery, child care, children's services, community care facilities, K-12 education, homelessness, MediCal, nursing home care, the Political Reform Act of 1974, school districts, residential care facilities for the elderly, and wage and payroll violations.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Commission on California State Government Organization and Economy
    Marks, Milton, 1920-1998