Report I2016-2 Recommendation 15 Responses

Report I2016-2: Investigations of Improper Activities by State Agencies and Employees: Conflict of Interest, Violation of Post-Employment Ethics Restrictions, Waste of State Funds, Misuse of State Resources, and Incompatible Activities (Release Date: August 2016)

Case Number I2014-0934

Recommendation #15 To: Transportation, Department of

Immediately begin eviction procedures against the two individuals illegally occupying two mobile homes within the mobile home park.

Agency Response From March 2017

Caltrans reported that it evicted one illegal occupant in December 2016, and it evicted the other illegal occupant in January 2017. However, Caltrans was unable to secure a judgment for back rents since neither occupant had a rental agreement with Caltrans. Caltrans also provided information about another illegal occupant of another mobile home within the mobile home park. The unlawful detainer paperwork was delayed because Caltrans had to verify the legal owner of the mobile home with the Department of Motor Vehicles and the Department of Housing and Community Development before it could serve the legal owner of the mobile home as well as the occupant in possession of the mobile home. Caltrans stated that it anticipated filing the unlawful detainer paperwork with the Superior Court on March 22, 2017, and serving the tenant on the same day. Finally, at the time Caltrans sold the property on March 20, 2017, all tenants were either in good standing or had been evicted, with the exception of one tenant.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented

Agency Response From December 2016

Caltrans reported that in August 2016 it filed unlawful detainers against the two individuals. In October 2016, the court issued a judgment to allow forceable entry for one of the individuals. Caltrans stated that it has a court date in December 2016 regarding the unlawful detainer filed against the other individual.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Partially Implemented

Agency Response From July 2016

Caltrans stated it served notices in June 2016 to begin the eviction process.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Partially Implemented

All Recommendations in I2016-2