Gov. Bob McDonnell announced yesterday a series of reforms to the way Virginia does business, with an eye towards saving some money. The proposal are a part of the work of the Governor’s Commission on Government Reform and Restructuring, whose most recent report to the governor (pdf) was issued November 21.
A couple of the items on the governor’s list caught my eye:
- Among the 19 boards and commissions to be eliminated is the Small Business Advisory Board. In the Commission’s report, the reason given for eliminating this board is that it hasn’t had a quorum for the last eight meetings and is not a policy board. Who in the heck is on that board? Perhaps the reason there hasn’t been a quorum is because no one is listening to it, anyway.
- The Office of Consumer Affairs to be moved to the Attorney General’s office. This was something that AG Ken Cuccinelli mentioned in a conference call prior to the election. He wants the agency under the AG’s control. Interestingly enough, the move is not mentioned in the Commission’s report.
The governor’s proposal will be introduced as a resolution to be acted on in the upcoming General Assembly session.