California law requires the state to reimburse local agencies for costs derived from legislation mandating new government programs or higher levels of service.
When a mandate is suspended, the state no longer reimburses or requires the affected local agencies to implement the mandate.
The League encourages cities to review this list to determine if potential cost savings can be realized given that local governments no longer are required to comply with these suspended mandates.
Read more about state mandates in the March 2014 issue of Western City: “Understanding State Mandates and Suspended Mandates: Local Government Impacts.”
The State Controller’s website
includes information on mandates.