California's Seismic Safety Commission could lose funding this year due to a 2010 ballot initiative, according to California Watch.
The state Legislative Analyst's Office found last week that the governor's proposed method of funding the safety commission is unconstitutional, the California Watch report states. The office recommended that the Legislature reject the funding proposal, which would leave the agency with no source of money starting July 1. The cash crunch is further fallout from Proposition 26, which oil, tobacco and alcohol companies and the California Chamber of Commerce funded in 2010.
The analyst's report took the commission by surprise. Gov. Jerry Brown's Finance Department is now looking for an alternative funding source, commission Executive Director Richard McCarthy told California Watch.