When a mandate is suspended, the state no longer reimburses or requires cities and local agencies to implement the suspended mandates.
Time and time again Gov. Jerry Brown has made his desire to control and cut state costs clear. The Governor is anticipated to continue to suspend these (and possibly additional) mandates through the remainder of his term in an effort to conserve state funds.
Read more about state mandates in the March 2014 issue of Western City
article “Understanding State Mandates and Suspended Mandates: Local Government Impacts