SACRAMENTO (KCBS) – An audit of the California Public Utilities Commission found that the agency routinely makes errors in its budget and gives bad fiscal forecasts.
The Sacramento Bee reported that the state Department of Finance audit found the utilities commission in 2011 was wrong… when it told state officials that $422 million existed in seven funds. The money was not actually available.READ MORE: Unique Twist To Pandemic Shutdown Of Long-Establish Santa Clara Restaurant
The CPUC also made an $81 million typographical error, the report found.
The governor relies on the CPUC’s budget and fiscal forecasts to make policy decisions.READ MORE: Man Found Dead In Bullet-Riddled Vehicle In Union City
The auditors blamed staff inexperience and understaffing for the mistakes.
In an official response, the CPUC agreed with most of the findings and said it is working on fixes.MORE NEWS: SF Restaurant Apologizes for Denying Service to Armed, On-Duty Police Officers
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