Report 2009-106 Recommendation 6 Responses

Report 2009-106: High-Speed Rail Authority: It Risks Delays or an Incomplete System Because of Inadequate Planning, Weak Oversight, and Lax Contract Management (Release Date: April 2010)

Recommendation #6 To: High-Speed Rail Authority, California

The Authority should participate in the development of key policy documents, such as its business and strategic plans. Further, Authority members should adhere to their policies and procedures, including those outlining how they may communicate with contractors.

1-Year Agency Response

The Authority added language to its policies and procedures stating that the Authority—meaning the appointed members of the board—is responsible for developing key policy documents, including approving business plans and strategic plans. The Authority also added language to its policies and procedures requiring that board members communicate with contractors through the Authority’s chief executive officer. (See 2012-406, p. 191)

California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Fully Implemented

All Recommendations in 2009-106

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.