Scope and Content
Title: Commission on California State Government Organization and Economy (Little Hoover Commission) Records
Collection number: R190
Commission on California State Government Organization and Economy (Little Hoover Commission)
5.5 cubic feet
California State Archives
Abstract: This record group consists of 5.5 cubic feet of records from the Commission on California State Government Organization and
Economy. The records span from 1974 to 1990.
Physical location: California State Archives
Languages represented in the collection:
Collection is open for research.
For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the California State Archives. Permission for reproduction or publication
is given on behalf of the California State Archives as the owner of the physical items. The researcher assumes all responsibility
for possible infringement which may arise from reproduction or publication of materials from the California State Archives
[Identification of item], Commission on California State Government Organization and Economy Records, R190.[series number],
[box and folder number], California State Archives, Office of the Secretary of State, Sacramento, California.
Acquisition and Custodial History
The California State Archives acquired the records of the Commission on California State Government Organization and Economy
(Little Hoover Commission) according to state law.
The Milton Marks "Little Hoover" Commission on California State Government Organization and Economy is an independent state
oversight agency that was created in 1962. The Commission's primary mission is to investigate state government operations
and promote efficiency, economy, and improved service through reports, recommendations, and legislative proposals.
The full Commission selects study topics that come to its attention from citizens, legislators, and other sources. In addition,
it has a statutory obligation to review and make recommendations on proposed government reorganization plans. The Commission
frequently oversees the creation of public hearings to explore various issues in an open setting. The goal of the hearings
is to serve as a catalyst to inform and educate Commissioners, legislators, the public, and the media about particular areas
of government in need of reform.
By statue, the Commission is a bipartisan board composed of 14 members serving four-year terms. The Governor appoints five
citizen members, four citizen members are appointed by the Legislature, and two sitting members from each house of the state
legislature are also selected to serve on the Commission. By statute, no more than five of the nine public members may be
from the same party and legislators from each body must be from different parties.
Scope and Content
This record group consists of 5.5 cubic feet of records from the Commission on California State Government Organization and
Economy. The records span from 1974 to 1990. The record group is organized into five series: bill files, correspondence,
speeches and press releases, administrative files, and regulations. Because of the size and complexity of issues related
to governmental organization and the economy, the subjects covered in this collection vary widely. Significant topics include:
the California State Lottery, child care, children's services, community care facilities, K-12 education, homelessness, MediCal,
nursing home care, the Political Reform Act of 1974, school districts, residential care facilities for the elderly, and wage
and payroll violations.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in
the library's online public access catalog.
Commission on California State Government Organization and Economy
Marks, Milton, 1920-1998