Assemblymember Monning Is Appointed To Committees

January 15, 2009

Contact: Jody Fujii @ (916) 319-2027

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Assemblymember Bill Monning (D-Carmel) has been appointed Chair of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee (JLAC) by Assembly Speaker Karen Bass.

JLAC oversees the work of state agencies and the programs they administer in order to improve government performance.  Independently, and through the State Auditor, JLAC investigates, studies, analyzes and assesses the financial practices, as well as the performance, of governmental and publicly created entities in California.

“I am delighted to Chair the Joint Legislative Audit Committee, especially with the need for us to find savings within every state agency to help address the state’s $40 billion budget deficit,” said Monning.

In addition, Assemblymember Monning was appointed to serve on the Assembly Committees on Budget, Environmental Safety and Toxics Materials, Judiciary and Labor and Employment, as well as appointed to Budget Subcommittee #5 on Information Technology/Transportation.

Assemblymember Monning stated, “It is an honor to have the opportunity to serve on the committees I have been assigned to by the Speaker.  These committees will allow me to use my expertise to work on a variety of issues that are extremely important to the State of California and I’m looking forward to rolling up my sleeves and getting to work.” 

Assemblymember Monning was elected to represent the 27th Assembly District in 2008.  The 27th Assembly District includes the cities of Capitola, Santa Cruz and Scotts Valley in Santa Cruz County; as well as the cities of Carmel, Marina, Monterey, and Seaside in Monterey County; and the city of Morgan Hill in Santa Clara County.  Prior to his election to the Assembly, Assemblymember Monning was a professor at the Monterey College of Law and a Professor of International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution at the Monterey Institute of International Studies.