We’ve been busy and away on vacation. It seems that every time that we go on vacation something good happens. This time we were notified that we won two new major contracts from State of California Government agencies.
The California State Lands Commission. Established in 1938, the Commission manages the state’s 4 million acres of tidelands and submerged lands and the beds of navigable rivers, streams, lakes, bays, estuaries, inlets, and straits. These lands, often referred to as sovereign or public trust lands, stretch from the Klamath River and Goose Lake on the north to the Tijuana Estuary and Colorado River on the south, and from the Pacific Coast 3 miles offshore on the west to world-famous Lake Tahoe on the east, and includes California’s two longest rivers, the Sacramento and San Joaquin.
The State Allocation Board is under the authority of the State of California’s Department of General Services. As staff to the State Allocation Board (SAB) the SAB implements and administers a $35 billion voter-approved school facilities construction program. Its responsibilities include the following:
- Processing and funding school facility construction grant applications
- Assisting school districts throughout the life cycle of a school facilities construction project
- Auditing school facility construction project expenditures
- Accounting and reconciliation functions
- Preparing regulations, policies and procedures in order to carry out the mandates of the SAB
Stakeholders use the agenda to track the progress of specific projects and/or availability of funds. The State Controller’s Office uses the agenda for the appropriate release of funds.