California Recovery Task Force


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.”