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Inventory of the California Commission on State Finance Records
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Series Descriptions

ID R353.1, Box 1, Folders 1-50

Series 1 Meeting Files 1980-1993

Physical Description: 50 file folders and 3 audiocassette tapes

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Meeting files primarily contain meeting agendas and minutes. However, meeting files may additionally contain reports, proposed budgets, and other materials relevant to the work of the Commission. Meeting agendas outline the date and location of the Commission meeting and a general description of the topics to be discussed in the meeting. Minutes reflect the policy and administrative work of the Commission in relation to their official charters. Meeting minutes further elaborate on the specific topics outlined in the meeting agenda. Minutes also show the commission's oversight of specific projects undertaken by the Commission. The minutes generally contain a list of the commission members present at the meeting, reports from the chair and executive director of the Commission, and a detailed summary of the specific agenda items discussed during the Commission meeting.
There are three audio transcripts of Commission meetings: (A) one from a Federal Expenditure Report meeting on August 13, 1986. (B) The second is a Quarterly General Fund Forecast meeting from June 3, 1991. (C) The third is of a special meeting on State Accounting from May 8, 1989.
ID R353.2, Box 1, Folders 51-56

Series 2 Federal Expenditure Reports 1986-1993

Physical Description: 6 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

In 1985, AB 623 required the Commission to create an annual report that estimate the impact of selected federal expenditures on the General Fund and projects incoming federal expenditures. As defined by AB 623, federal expenditures are contract awards for defense, aerospace, research and construction. Also included are any funds for military bases or personnel. Grants and subsidies to individuals and local governments are excluded.
ID R353.3, Box 1, Folders 57-59

Series 3 General Fund Forecast Report 1980-1991

Physical Description: 3 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

This monthly report detailed the current state of General Fund revenues, expenditures and borrowing. Each report also provided a breakdown of spending in categories such as Medi-Cal, Education, and Welfare.
ID R353.4, Box 1, Folders 60-62

Series 4 Implicit Price Deflator Reports 1985-1992

Physical Description: 3 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

This monthly report was issued by the Commission to measure the changes in prices for purchase made by state and local government. Under state law, an increase in the deflator over specific periods of time requires a raise in the cost of living adjustment for educational expenditures.
ID R353.5, Box 2, Folders 1

Series 5 Economic Update 1984-1991

Physical Description: 1 file folder

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

The Executive Secretary of the Commission issued this summary for Commission members of state and national economic trends monthly from 1984-1991. Indicators such as national retail Sales, Industrial Production, Housing Starts and Inflation are included in the reports.
ID R353.6, Box 2-3, Folders 2-5

Series 6 Quarterly General Fund Forecast Reports 1981-1993

Physical Description: 39 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

As required by law, the Commission issued these reports to forecast General Fund revenues and expenditures for the fiscal and budget year. Included in these reports are analyses of legislation and policy that effect revenue and expenditures, as well as state and national economic trends.
ID R353.7, Box 3, Folders 6-14

Series 7 Annual Long Term General Fund Forecast Reports 1985-1991

Physical Description: 9 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

This report was similar to the Quarterly General Fund Forecast but was issued annually and provided a long-range forecast of General Fund revenues and expenditures.
ID R353.8, Box 3, Folders 15-83

Series 8 Presentations 1987-1993

Physical Description: 68 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Commission staff kept copies of presentations they made to various groups. Most of the presentations consist of explanations of the reports and forecasts issued by the Commission.
ID R353.9, Box 4, Folders 1-3

Series 9 Executive Secretary Correspondence 1984-1993

Physical Description: 3 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Series consists of correspondence of the Executive Secretary of the Commission. Three different people held this position over the years and their correspondence reflects the duties of the Executive Secretary. Included are the California Necessities Index, Commission meeting notices, and responses to reports from other agencies.
ID R353.10, Box 4, Folders 4

Series 10 Staff Correspondence 1983-1993

Physical Description: 1 file folder

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Series generally consists of Commission staff responses to requests by legislators and other agencies for information relating to their forecasts. This series also contains memoranda written to Commission members updating their forecasts.
ID R353.11, Box 4, Folders 5-9

Series 11 Reports 1981-1994

Physical Description: 5 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains reports by the Commission that were not issued on a regular basis and reports from other agencies that were used by the Commission in their work. Included are a response to a Little Hoover Commission Study and a Legislative Analyst's Office report.