LAO 2006-07 Budget Analysis: Capital Outlay Issue-By-Issue TOC Analysis of the 2006-07 Budget Bill
Capital Outlay Issue-By-Issue Contents


Funding Sources for Capital Spending

Spending by Department

Bond Funding and Debt-Service Payments

Budget-Related Borrowing Also Imposing Costs

Debt-Service Ratio Trending Upward

Crosscutting Issues

Governor’s Strategic Growth Plan

Key Elements of Strategic Growth Plan

Growth Plan Has Positive Aspects

Plan Provides Funding but Capital Outlay Requirements Not Defined

State Infrastructure Funding Should Align With State Responsibilities

State Can Reduce Facilities Demand, Reduce Infrastructure Funding Requirements

Plan Relies on Some Questionable Assumptions

Balance Use of General Obligation Bonds With Other Fund Sources

Certain Areas of Infrastructure Improvements Not Included

Elements of Bond Fund Allocation Need Justification

Departmental Issues

Judicial Branch (0250)

Implementation of the Trial Court Facilities Act

Seismic Retrofit Requirements Holding Back Transfers

Calculation of the County Facilities Payment

Expand New Antioch Courthouse

Need for Budget Bill Language on Project Transfer

Department of Parks and Recreation (3790)

Delete Six out of Seven Minor State Vehicular Recreation Area Projects

Department of Developmental Services (4300)

Fund Only Preliminary Plans for New Main Kitchen

Department of Mental Health (4440)

Fund Only New Main Kitchen Preliminary Plans

Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (5225)

Withhold Recommendation on CCC Wastewater Treatment Plant Modification

Withhold Recommendation on Chuckawalla Wastewater Treatment Plant

Fund Only Working Drawings for DVI Wastewater Facility

University of California (6440)

University Construction Costs Are Too High

Use Research Overhead Funds for Research Space

Delete Funding From More Costly Lease-Revenue Bonds

California State University (6610)

Unsubstantiated Cost Increases

Infrastructure Project at Channel Islands

San Marcos: Social and Behavioral Sciences

San Luis Obispo: Center for Science

Monterey Bay: Equipment Infrastructure Improvements

California Community Colleges (6870)

Budget Amounts Include Excess Cost Factors