Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian, R-San Luis Obispo, will serve as vice chairman of a committee designed to examine proposals to streamline state government.
The task of Achadjian and the reorganization committee will be to consider Gov. Jerry 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 mergers, making it one of the largest reorganization plans ever proposed by a California governor.
Achadjian also is one of two Assembly members who serve on the Little Hoover Commission.
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“The current structure of California government, with its hundreds of unnecessary and duplicative boards, commissions, departments, and agencies, is not reflective of agovernment that is maximizing limited taxpayer dollars,’ Achadjian said.
Achadjian praised Brown for taking 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,” Achadjian said in a news release.
California law gives the governor the authority to periodically reorganize state government in the interest of improving efficiency and the delivery of state services.
Achadjian represents all of San Luis Obispo County and part of Santa Barbara County.