Report 2010-117 Recommendation 4 Responses

Report 2010-117: General Obligation Bonds: The Departments of Water Resources and Finance Should Do More to Improve Their Oversight of Bond Expenditures (Release Date: May 2011)

Recommendation #4 To: Water Resources, Department of

To provide the public with accurate and complete information on the bond-funded projects it administers, Water Resources should develop and consistently use a formalized, documented review process that will provide greater assurance that project information posted to the Bond Accountability Web site is regularly updated and contains accurate information.

Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From October 2017

In general, DWR is has met Recommendation 1.2, in that we are providing the required program and project level information to the Bond Accountability website. However, BSA is requesting that DWR provide a level of detail which is in excess of those established by the Department of Finance (DOF). Therefore, we will not be providing the suggested, excess detail. Additionally, DWR is reviewing the posted information against the Bond Sale Master Project list to ensure that the project information is consistent across the various tracking systems.

It should also be noted that DWR is in full compliance with the DOF guidelines and that DWR continues to work directly with the Natural Resources Agency (CNRA) to ensure that the 3-part bond accountability is approved to be posted on the web site. DWR has also developed an internal website review report to ensure the integrity of the information posted to the website and is developing more complete written procedures for the review and posting of information to the Bond Accountability website. It should also be noted that these actions are "interim" actions because DWR continues to work with CNRA to ensure the successful migration of DWR bond accountability information to the new Agency Bond Consolidated Reporting System (ABCRS).

California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: Will Not Implement


Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From September 2015

Please see 2012 response.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: Will Not Implement


Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From November 2013

Please refer to our 2012 response.

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California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: Will Not Implement


Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From December 2012

In general, DWR is has met Recommendation 1.2, in that we are providing the required program and project level information to the Bond Accountability website. However, BSA is requesting that DWR provide a level of detail which is in excess of those established by the Department of Finance (DOF). Therefore, we will not be providing the suggested, excess detail. Additionally, DWR is reviewing the posted information against the Bond Sale Master Project list to ensure that the project information is consistent across the various tracking systems.

It should also be noted that DWR is in full compliance with the DOF guidelines and that DWR continues to work directly with the Natural Resources Agency (CNRA) to ensure that the 3-part bond accountability is approved to be posted on the web site. DWR has also developed an internal website review report to ensure the integrity of the information posted to the website and is developing more complete written procedures for the review and posting of information to the Bond Accountability website. It should also be noted that these actions are “interim” actions because DWR continues to work with CNRA to ensure the successful migration of DWR bond accountability information to the new Agency Bond Consolidated Reporting System (ABCRS).

California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: Will Not Implement


All Recommendations in 2010-117

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.


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