SACRAMENTO - Today, Assemblymember Katcho Achadjian, R-San Luis Obispo, announced that he has been appointed Vice-Chair of the Special Committee on Governor's Reorganization Plan Number 2 (Special Committee).
The Special Committee was established to consider Governor Brown's proposal to streamline California government by merging several state agencies and departments. The Governor's proposal reduces the number of state agencies from 12 to 10 and includes more than two dozen other department moves or merges, making it one of the largest reorganization plans ever proposed by a California Governor. In addition to serving as Vice-Chair of the Special Committee, Assemblyman Achadjian will have the opportunity to examine and report on the impact of the Governor's proposal through his role as one of two members of the Assembly who serve on the Little Hoover Commission.
"I am honored that Speaker Perez has appointed me to this important committee. Since being elected to the State Assembly I have advocated that the State must find a way to deliver vital services to Californians in a more efficient manner. The current structure of California government, with its hundreds of unnecessary and duplicative boards, commissions, departments, and agencies, is not reflective of a government that is maximizing limited taxpayer dollars. Last year, the Governor took a step in the right direction when he merged the State's personnel departments as part of his first reorganization plan. By introducing a new, more far reaching plan, Governor Brown has again demonstrated his commitment to streamlining government," commented Achadjian upon his appointment.
California law gives the Governor the authority to periodically reorganize state government in the interest of improving efficiency and the delivery of state services. Additionally, state law prescribes a specific timeline for review by the Little Hoover Commission and consideration by the Legislature. According to this timeline, the Legislature has 60 days from the date that the plan is formally submitted to reject it, or the plan automatically becomes law. The Governor's most recent plan was officially submitted on May 3, 2012 giving the Legislature until July 3, 2012 to consider the proposal.
Assemblyman Achadjian proudly represents all of San Luis Obispo County and part of Santa Barbara County, including the cities of Arroyo Grande, Atascadero, Paso Robles, Grover Beach, Guadalupe, Lompoc, Morro Bay, Pismo Beach, San Luis Obispo, Santa Maria and surrounding communities.