Capital Outlay, Infrastructure Publications

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A Review of the 2002 California Infrastructure Plan

December 19, 2002 - We review the administration's report, 2002: California's Five-Year Infrastructure Plan, its first legislatively mandated plan for funding public sector capital outlay needs. We examine its strengths and suggest improvements for future plans.

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Funding Higher Education Capital Outlay

February 20, 2002 - We recommend the Legislature provide funding for higher education capital outlay based on statewide priorities and criteria, using reasonable construction cost guidelines, and based on year-round operation. We also recommend the Legislature consider the extent to which existing buildings at a campus are underutilized when making capital outlay funding decisions, and consider UC research revenue as a primary source of funding for UC research facilities.

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Capital Outlay Project Management Fees

February 20, 2002 - We recommend that the Legislature ask the Bureau of State Audits to conduct a performance audit of the Department of General Services relative to its project management activities to evaluate (1) the appropriateness of fees charged, (2) the method of determining fee levels, and (3) the quality control process in place for budget development.

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California Infrastructure Plan

February 20, 2002 - We recommend the Legislature defer approval of new capital outlay projects until the infrastructure plan has been submitted and the Legislature has had an opportunity to review it. We also recommend the Legislature appoint a select committee to make recommendations on how the Legislature might effectively respond to the infrastructure plan when it is submitted.

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Analysis of the 2002-03 Budget Bill, Capital Outlay Chapter

February 20, 2002 - Analysis of the 2002-03 Budget Bill, Capital Outlay Chapter

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Building Standards in Higher Education

January 31, 2002 - We find that three key types of building standards are not being used uniformly by the three segments of higher education. This has resulted in construction costs that are higher than necessary and possible over-statement of facilities needs. As a result, we recommend various improvements to make standards more useful to the Legislature.

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A New Blueprint for California School Facility Finance

May 1, 2001 - When the state issues a bond to pay part of the cost of constructing and remodeling schools, school districts are unsure when and how much funding will be available, or what rules will govern eligibility. We recommend that the state identify the average cost of providing educational facilities and provide a share of this amount to every school district as an annual, per-pupil, facilities grant.

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Funding Higher Education Capital Outlay

February 21, 2001 - We recommend the Legislature provide funding for higher education capital outlay based on statewide priorities and criteria, using reasonable construction cost guidelines, and on the basis of year-round operations.

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Implementing the California Infrastructure Plan

February 21, 2001 - Beginning in the 2002-03 budget year the Governor is required to submit to the Legislature a California Infrastructure Plan. We recommend the Legislature hold hearings and develop requirements for information it needs to have included in the plan about departments' strategic plans, priorities, and projects.

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Analysis of the 2001-02 Budget Bill, Capital Outlay Chapter

February 21, 2001 - Analysis of the 2001-02 Budget Bill, Capital Outlay Chapter

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Action Steps for Funding Higher Education Capital Outlay

February 17, 2000 - We recommend that the Legislature evaluate capital outlay proposals by the three segments as a statewide system rather than independent segments and apply statewide guidelines when making funding decisions. This will allow the state to use limited resources to maximum effect.

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Analysis of the 2000-01 Budget Bill, Capital Outlay Chapter

February 17, 2000 - Analysis of the 2000-01 Budget Bill, Capital Outlay Chapter

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Analysis of the 1999-00 Budget Bill, Capital Outlay Chapter

February 16, 1999 - Analysis of the 1999-00 Budget Bill, Capital Outlay Chapter

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Overhauling the State's Infrastructure--Planning and Financing Process

December 21, 1998 - We recommend that the Legislature overhaul the planning of the state's infrastructure by developing an integrated statewide infrastructure plan.

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Funding Higher Education Capital Outlay

February 18, 1998 - Funding Higher Education Capital Outlay

Capital Outlay, Infrastructure Staff