Report I2019-4 Recommendation 1 Responses

Report I2019-4: Gross Mismanagement Led to the Misuse of State Resources and Multiple Violations of State Laws (Release Date: August 2019)

Case Number I2017-0840

Recommendation #1 To: Food and Agriculture, Department of


Ensure that its audit office conducts biannual compliance audits for all district agricultural associations and that the office prioritizes auditing district agricultural associations on the watch program.

Agency Response From October 2019

CDFA reported that it requested that its audit office schedule the association for a compliance audit between the spring and summer of 2020. As of October 2019, it has not provided confirmation of when the audit is scheduled, nor has it explained how it will ensure that it will conduct biannual compliance audits for all district agricultural associations, prioritizing those on the watch program.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Partially Implemented

All Recommendations in I2019-4