To help ensure that they meet the grant requirements established in the Government Code, counties should require that the county auditor review each grant application to ensure a rigorous analysis of a casino's impact and of the proportion of funding for the project provided by the grant. Benefit committees should consider a grant application only when the county auditor certifies that the applicant has quantified the impact of the casino and verifies that the grant funds requested will be proportional to the casino's impact.
The County Auditor has reviewed and certified all applications that were approved.
The Amador County Local Community Benefits Committee has not implemented this recommendation at this time due to staffing and time constraints in the Auditor's Office. The Committee reviews each application and verifies the impact of the casino for each entity requesting funds and ensures proportional division relative to impact.
The Amador County Local Community Benefits Committee will forward all completed applications to the Auditor's Office for his certification and comment. The Committee will leave as much time as possible for the Auditor to complete this task and allow as vigorous an analysis as possible.
Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.