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CPR Report

The Report of the California Performance Review - Government for the People for a Change - contains four volumes of comprehensive recommendations to reform and revitalize California's state government. 275 volunteers worked tirelessly for five months examining organizational structures, analyzing data, meeting with stakeholders and compiling the recommendations now presented to you, below:

  1. Prescription for Change
    This first volume of the report summarizes CPR's recommendations and is a call to action to dramatically change state government by reorganizing its structure and streamlining operations to improve accountability and productivity.
  2. Form Follows Function
    California’s government must reorganize to meet the demands of modern California. In this volume, CPR proposes a new framework that aligns programs by function, consolidates shared services and abolishes outdated entities.
  3. Keeping the Books
    CPR's team of auditors examined the state's budget process, financial controls and strategic planning efforts. This volume is their evaluation of the state’s fiscal and performance management practices.
  4. Issues and Recommendations
    The fourth volume of the CPR report contains 279 government issues with over 1,200 recommendations that have the potential to save the state $32 billion over the next five years and guide California's government into the 21st century.

“There are risks and costs to a program of action. But they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.” -- President John F. Kennedy