Republicans want to ensure the replacement process for retiring California State Auditor, Elaine Howle will result in a qualified, impartial and nonpartisan candidate. This week the Senate and Assembly Republican Leaders and members of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee (JLAC) submitted a letter to the Chair and Vice Chair of the Joint Legislative Committee requesting that it adopt a bipartisan and transparent selection process to ensure the new auditor has the confidence of all Californians.
Howell’s work uncovered a number of issues with state departments, including government inefficiency, fraud, and abuse of process. Some of her recent work shaped improvements to benefit all Californians, including audits she released on:
*A mismanaged and incompetent COVID 19 Rent Relief Program – September 16, 2021
*California’s Housing and Homelessness Population – August 24, 2021
*The state’s failed community college as Calbright College – May 2021
*The State’s Uncoordinated Homelessness Efforts – February 11, 2021
Below is the letter Republicans submitted to JLAC and you can download the letter here.