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TITLE 2. GOVERNMENT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA [8000 - 22980]

  ( Title 2 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 134. )

DIVISION 3. EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT [11000 - 15986]

  ( Division 3 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 111. )

PART 1. STATE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES [11000 - 11898]

  ( Part 1 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 111. )

CHAPTER 8.1. State Government Strategic Planning and Performance Review Act [11810 - 11817]

  ( Chapter 8.1 added by Stats. 1994, Ch. 779, Sec. 1. )

ARTICLE 2. Findings and Declarations [11813- 11813.]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1994, Ch. 779, Sec. 1. )

11813.
  

The Legislature finds and declares the following:

(a) Waste and inefficiency in state government undermine the confidence of Californians in government and reduces the state government’s ability to adequately address vital public needs.

(b) State government, in many instances, is a morass of bureaucratic red tape and regulations that ultimately stifle economic revitalization and further alienate the people the agencies were created to serve.

(c) Legislative policymaking, spending decisions, and program oversight are seriously handicapped by insufficient attention to program performance and results.

(d) Many of the basic components of performance-based government are missing from day-to-day operations in state government. These include strategic planning, performance measurement, management information systems, performance budget contracts, and management flexibility.

(e) The tremendous success of performance reviews in Texas and other states serve as excellent performance-based models of government for California state government.

(f) A performance review of California state government could identify ways to reduce state spending through more efficient and effective operations and programs, without reducing services to residents.

(g) A performance review of California state government could challenge and question the basic assumptions underlying all state agencies and the programs and services offered by the state in order to identify those that are vital to the best interests of the people of the state and those that no longer meet that goal.

(h) The Legislature authorized implementation of performance budgeting pilot projects in Chapter 641 of the Statutes of 1993, which added Chapter 8 (commencing with Section 11800).

(i) Strategic planning is a prerequisite for effective performance reviews and effective performance budgeting.

(Added by Stats. 1994, Ch. 779, Sec. 1. Effective September 26, 1994.)

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