Speaker Rendon Statement on University of California Audit

For immediate release:

SACRAMENTO — Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) released the following statement after the State Auditor released an audit on the University of California Office of the President:

“The audit of the UC Office of the President appears to have uncovered the same kind of budgetary misrepresentations and executive excess that we’ve seen before with the State Parks Department and the Public Utilities Commission. There are many questions that need to be answered—and answered honestly.

“I thank Assemblymembers Phil Ting and Kevin McCarty for requesting this audit and for their dogged pursuit of the truth. I look forward to the information that will come out of next week’s oversight hearing by the Assembly Budget and Higher Education Committees and the Joint Legislative Audit Committee.”

As Speaker of the Assembly, Rendon serves on the University of California Board of Regents.

CONTACT: Kevin Liao, (916) 319-2063

Website of Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon: www.speaker.asmdc.org