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December 16, 2011 > Corbett calls for hearing on audit of State Architect

Corbett calls for hearing on audit of State Architect

Submitted By Andrew LaMar

Following a state audit of the Department of General Services' Division of the State Architect, Senate Majority Leader Ellen M. Corbett (D-San Leandro) issued the following statement on December 8, 2011, regarding concerns about whether inspectors are doing their jobs and school buildings are safe enough for children:

"This audit and its recommendations deserve careful consideration," Corbett said. "In our state, which is riddled with fault lines and a high danger of earthquakes, it's essential that we ensure school buildings meet seismic safety standards.

"I will call a hearing of the Select Committee on Earthquake and Disaster Preparedness to explore the audit's findings and what must be done to protect California's school children. It is unacceptable to allow children to use facilities that are unsafe. I look forward to a robust discussion on how the state architect's division can fulfill its mission."

For more information, visit Senator Corbett's web site at www.sen.ca.gov/corbett.

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