GAAS:792:09 Contact: Aaron McLear
For Immediate Release: Camille Anderson
Friday, January 8, 20010 916-445-4571
Recovery Task Force Director Issues Statement on Progress in Clearing
Office of Historic Preservation Recovery Act Project Backlog
California Recovery Task Force Director Cynthia Bryant issued the following statement regarding Inspector General Laura Chick’s recent letter highlighting the State’s Office of Historic Preservation Recovery Act application backlog. One week before the Inspector General issued her letter, the Governor’s office ordered the Office of Historic Preservation to have the discussed backlog completely cleared within 30 days – which is by the end of January.
“Currently, the Office of Historic Preservation has processed over 335 Recovery-related applications. Just six Recovery Act projects remain backlogged at this time because applicants have been asked to provide additional information, and the backlog is expected to be cleared by the end of next week.”