Death By Regulation

When I first started traveling abroad in the 1960s, people would often ask me where I was from and I would often proudly say, “California” or “San Francisco”. Years later I became a little more cautious about mentioning San Francisco, for fear of being mistaken as Gay. Today, depending on who is asking, I might say, “North Carolina” where I was born,  or “Michigan” where I grew up. I would never admit to living in California because these days that translates to socialism or just plain dumb. I might answer, “The Santa Cruz Mountains”, knowing that many would not immediately make the association with California. If they did, I could always say, “it’s really not like the rest of California”.

Major portions of San Francisco, which was once among the most beautiful cities in the world, have deteriorated to 3rd-world status, and California is headed for serious trouble in the decades to come, for the same reasons. The Politicians behind the problem haven’t figured it out yet, but businesses have and they are leaving for Arizona, Nevada, and beyond, to escape confiscatory taxes and senseless Left-Wing regulations. It goes without saying that over 500 State agencies – many of which are counterproductive – all paying salaries and benefits to almost a quarter-million people is not sustainable for the long-term.

History has shown that when a government becomes dominated by a single Political Party, whether Left or Right, big problems are not far behind. California’s situation is complicated and over-regulation is not 100% of the problem, but it’s clearly a major contributor. Some of the entries in the following table are links, while others will need to be pasted into Google to find answers. Have a look and pick out a few of your favorites. Let me know your findings and I will add them to the mix.

LegitimateNearly everyone would agree on certain things we all want governments to do, like fire prevention, law enforcement and education.
QuestionableNot endorsed by most people and questionable whether government should be involved.
PorkWaste caused by irresponsible and/or crooked, incompetent politicians.
SocialismEfforts are contrary to the Country's founding principals posing risk to our future well-being.
California Academic Performance Index (API)176California High-Speed Rail Authority351California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS)
California Access for Infants and Mothers177California Highway Patrol (CHP)352California Public Employment Relations Board (PERB)
3California Acupuncture Board178California History and Culture Agency353California Public Utilities Commission (PUC)
4California Administrative Office of the Courts179California Horse Racing Board354California Real Estate Services Division
5California Adoptions Branch180California Housing Finance Agency355California Refugee Programs Branch
6California African American Museum181California Indoor Air Quality Program356California Regional Water Quality Control Boards
7California Agricultural Export Program182California Industrial Development Financing Advisory Commission357California Registered Veterinary Technician Committee
8California Agricultural Labor Relations Board183California Industrial Welfare Commission358California Registrar of Charitable Trusts
9California Agricultural Statistics Service184California InFoPeople359California Republican Caucus
10California Air Resources Board (CARB)185California Information Center for the Environment360California Research and Development Division
11California Allocation Board186California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank (I-Bank)361California Research Bureau
12California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority187California Inspection Services362California Resources Agency
13California Animal Health and Food Safety Services188California Institute for County Government363California Respiratory Care Board
14California Anti-Terrorism Information Center189California Institute for Education Reform364California Rivers Assessment
15California Apprenticeship Council190California Integrated Waste Management Board365California Rural Health Policy Council
16California Arbitration Certification Program191California Interagency Ecological Program366California Safe Schools
17California Architects Board192California Job Service367California San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission
18California Area VI Developmental Disabilities Board193California Junta Estatal de Personal368California San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy
19California Arts Council194California Labor and Employment Agency369California San Joaquin River Conservancy
20California Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus195California Labor and Workforce Development Agency370California School to Career
21California Assembly Democratic Caucus196California Labor Market Information Division371California Science Center
22California Assembly Republican Caucus197California Land Use Planning Information Network (LUPIN)372California Scripps Institution of Oceanography
23California Athletic Commission198California Lands Commission373California Secretary of State Business Portal
24California Attorney General199California Landscape Architects Technical Committee374California Secretary of State
25California Bay Conservation and Development Commission200California Latino Legislative Caucus375California Seismic Safety Commission
26California Bay-Delta Authority201California Law Enforcement Branch376California Self Insurance Plans (SIP)
27California Bay-Delta Office202California Law Enforcement General Library377California Senate Office of Research
28California Bio Diversity Council203California Law Revision Commission378California Small Business and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Certification Program
29California Board for Geologists and Geophysicists204California Legislative Analyst's Office379California Small Business Development Center Program
30California Board for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors205California Legislative Black Caucus380California Smart Growth Caucus
31California Board of Accountancy206California Legislative Counsel381California Smog Check Information Center
32California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology207California Legislative Division382California Spatial Information Library
33California Board of Behavioral Sciences208California Legislative Information383California Special Education Division
34California Board of Chiropractic Examiners209California Legislative Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Caucus384California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board
35California Board of Equalization (BOE)210California Legislature Internet Caucus385California Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR)
36California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection211California Library Development Services386California Standards and Assessment Division
37California Board of Guide Dogs for the Blind212California License and Revenue Branch387California State Administrative Manual (SAM)
38California Board of Occupational Therapy213California Major Risk Medical Insurance Program388California State Allocation Board
39California Board of Optometry214California Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board389California State and Consumer Services Agency
40California Board of Pharmacy215California Maritime Academy390California State Architect
41California Board of Podiatric Medicine216California Marketing Services391California State Archives
42California Board of Prison Terms217California Measurement Standards392California State Assembly
43California Board of Psychology218California Medical Assistance Commission393California State Association of Counties (CSAC)
44California Board of Registered Nursing219California Medical Care Services394California State Board of Education
45California Board of Trustees220California Military Department395California State Board of Food and Agriculture
46California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians221California Mining and Geology Board396California Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO)
47California Braille and Talking Book Library222California Museum for History, Women, and the Arts397California State Children's Trust Fund
48California Building Standards Commission223California Museum Resource Center398California State Compensation Insurance Fund
49California Bureau for Private Post Secondary and Vocational Education224California National Guard399California State Contracts Register Program
50California Bureau of Automotive Repair225California Native American Heritage Commission400California State Contracts Register
51California Bureau of Electronic and Appliance Repair226California Natural Community Conservation Planning Program401California State Controller
52California Bureau of Home Furnishings and Thermal Insulation227California New Motor Vehicle Board402California State Council on Developmental Disabilities (SCDD)
53California Bureau of Naturopathic Medicine228California Nursing Home Administrator Program403California State Disability Insurance (SDI)
54California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services229California Occupational Safety and Health Appeals Board404California State Fair (Cal Expo)
55California Bureau of State Audits230California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board405California State Jobs Employment Information
56California Business Agency231California Ocean Resources Management Program406California State Lands Commission
57California Business Investment Services (CalBIS)232California Office of Administrative Hearings407California State Legislative Portal
58California Business Permit Information (CalGOLD)233California Office of Administrative Law408California State Legislature
59California Business Portal234California Office of AIDS409California State Library Catalog
60California Business, Transportation and Housing Agency235California Office of Binational Border Health410California State Library Services Bureau
61California Cal Grants236California Office of Child Abuse Prevention411California State Library
62California CalJOBS237California Office of Deaf Access412California State Lottery
63California Cal-Learn Program238California Office of Emergency Services (OES)413California State Mediation and Conciliation Service
64California CalVet Home Loan Program239California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment414California State Mining and Geology Board
65California Career Resource Network240California Office of Fiscal Services415California State Park and Recreation Commission
66California Cemetery and Funeral Bureau241California Office of Fleet Administration416California State Parks
67California Center for Analytical Chemistry242California Office of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Implementation (CalOHI)417California State Personnel Board
68California Center for Distributed Learning243California Office of Historic Preservation418California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
69California Center for Teaching Careers (Teach California)244California Office of Homeland Security419California State Railroad Museum
70California Chancellors Office245California Office of Human Resources420California State Science Fair
71California Charter Schools246California Office of Legal Services421California State Senate
72California Children and Families Commission247California Office of Legislation422California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science (COSMOS)
73California Children and Family Services Division248California Office of Lieutenant Governor423California State Summer School for the Arts
74California Citizens Compensation Commission249California Office of Military and Aerospace Support424California State Superintendent of Public Instruction
75California Civil Rights Bureau250California Office of Mine Reclamation425California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS)
76California Coastal Commission251California Office of Natural Resource Education426California State Treasurer
77California Coastal Conservancy252California Office of Privacy Protection427California State University Center for Distributed Learning
78California Code of Regulations253California Office of Public School Construction428California State University, Bakersfield
79California Collaborative Projects with UC Davis254California Office of Real Estate Appraisers429California State University, Channel Islands
80California Commission for Jobs and Economic Growth255California Office of Risk and Insurance Management430California State University, Chico
81California Commission on Aging256California Office of Services to the Blind431California State University, Dominguez Hills
82California Commission on Health and Safety and Workers Compensation257California Office of Spill Prevention and Response432California State University, East Bay
83California Commission on Judicial Performance258California Office of State Publishing (OSP)433California State University, Fresno
84California Commission on State Mandates259California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development434California State University, Fullerton
85California Commission on Status of Women260California Office of Systems Integration435California State University, Long Beach
86California Commission on Teacher Credentialing261California Office of the Inspector General436California State University, Los Angeles
87California Commission on the Status of Women262California Office of the Ombudsman437California State University, Monterey Bay
88California Committee on Dental Auxiliaries263California Office of the Patient Advocate438California State University, Northridge
89California Community Colleges Chancellors Office, Junior Colleges264California Office of the President439California State University, Sacramento
90California Community Colleges Chancellors Office265California Office of the Secretary for Education440California State University, San Bernardino
91California Complaint Mediation Program266California Office of the State Fire Marshal441California State University, San Marcos
92California Conservation Corps267California Office of the State Public Defender442California State University, Stanislaus
93California Constitution Revision Commission268California Office of Traffic Safety443California State University (CSU)
94California Consumer Hotline269California Office of Vital Records444California State Water Project Analysis Office
95California Consumer Information Center270California Online Directory445California State Water Project
96California Consumer Information271California Operations Control Office446California State Water Resources Control Board
97California Consumer Services Division272California Opinion Unit447California Structural Pest Control Board
98California Consumers and Families Agency273California Outreach and Technical Assistance Network (OTAN)448California Student Aid Commission
99California Contractors State License Board274California Park and Recreation Commission449California Superintendent of Public Instruction
100California Corrections Standards Authority275California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST)450California Superior Courts
101California Council for the Humanities276California Performance Review (CPR)451California Tahoe Conservancy
102California Council on Criminal Justice277California Permit Information for Business (CalGOLD)452California Task Force on Culturally and Linguistically Competent Physicians and Dentists
103California Council on Developmental Disabilities278California Physical Therapy Board453California Tax Information Center
104California Court Reporters Board279California Physician Assistant Committee454California Technology and Administration Branch Finance
105California Courts of Appeal280California Plant Health and Pest Prevention Services455California Telecommunications Division
106California Crime and Violence Prevention Center281California Policy and Evaluation Division456California Telephone Medical Advice Services (TAMS)
107California Criminal Justice Statistics Center282California Political Reform Division457California Transportation Commission
108California Criminalist Institute Forensic Library283California Pollution Control Financing Authority458California Travel and Transportation Agency
109California CSGnet Network Management284California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo459California Unclaimed Property Program
110California Cultural and Historical Endowment285California Postsecondary Education Commission460California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board
111California Cultural Resources Division286California Prevention Services461California Unemployment Insurance Program
112California Curriculum and Instructional Leadership Branch287California Primary Care and Family Health462California Uniform Construction Cost Accounting Commission
113California Data Exchange Center288California Prison Industry Authority463California Veterans Board
114California Data Management Division289California Procurement Division464California Veterans Memorial
115California Debt and Investment Advisory Commission290California Division of Labor Statistics and Research465California Veterinary Medical Board and Registered Veterinary Technician Examining Committee
116California Delta Protection Commission291California Division of Land and Right of Way466California Veterinary Medical Board
117California Democratic Caucus292California Division of Land Resource Protection467California Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board
118California Demographic Research Unit293California Division of Law Enforcement General Library468California Volunteers
119California Dental Auxiliaries294California Division of Measurement Standards469California Voter Registration
120California Department of Aging295California Division of Mines and Geology470California Water Commission
121California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs296California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA)471California Water Environment Association (COWPEA)
122California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control Appeals Board297California Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources472California Water Resources Control Board
123California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control298California Division of Planning and Local Assistance473California Welfare to Work Division
124California Department of Boating and Waterways (Cal Boating)299California Division of Recycling474California Wetlands Information System
125California Department of Child Support Services (CDCSS)300California Division of Safety of Dams475California Wildlife and Habitat Data Analysis Branch
126California Department of Community Services and Development301California Division of the State Architect476California Wildlife Conservation Board
127California Department of Conservation302California Division of Tourism477California Wildlife Programs Branch
128California Department of Consumer Affairs303California Division of Workers Compensation Medical Unit478California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs)
129California Department of Corporations304California Division of Workers Compensation479California Workers Compensation Appeals Board
130California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation305California Economic Assistance, Business and Community Resources480California Workforce and Labor Development Agency
131California Department of Developmental Services306California Economic Strategy Panel481California Workforce Investment Board
132California Department of Education307California Education and Training Agency482California Youth Authority (CYA)
133California Department of Fair Employment and Housing308California Education Audit Appeals Panel483Central Valley Flood Protection Board
134California Department of Finance309California Educational Facilities Authority484Center for California Studies
135California Department of Financial Institutions310California Elections Division485Colorado River Board of California
136California Department of Fish and Game311California Electricity Oversight Board486Counting California
137California Department of Food and Agriculture312California Emergency Management Agency487Dental Board of California
138California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CDF)313California Emergency Medical Services Authority488Health Insurance Plan of California (PacAdvantage)
139California Department of General Services314California Employment Development Department (EDD)489Humboldt State University
140California Department of General Services, Office of State Publishing315California Employment Information State Jobs490Jobs with the State of California
141California Department of Health Care Services316California Employment Training Panel491Judicial Council of California
142California Department of Housing and Community Development317California Energy Commission492Learn California
143California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR)318California Environment and Natural Resources Agency493Library of California
144California Department of Insurance319California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA)494Lieutenant Governors Commission for One California
145California Department of Justice Firearms Division320California Environmental Resources Evaluation System (CERES)495Little Hoover Commission (on California State Government Organization and Economy)
146California Department of Justice Opinion Unit321California Executive Office496Medical Board of California
147California Department of Justice, Consumer Information, Public Inquiry Unit322California Export Laboratory Services497Medi-Cal
148California Department of Justice323California Exposition and State Fair (Cal Expo)498Osteopathic Medical Board of California
149California Department of Managed Health Care324California Fair Political Practices Commission499Physical Therapy Board of California
150California Department of Mental Health325California Fairs and Expositions Division500Regents of the University of California
151California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)326California Film Commission501San Diego State University
152California Department of Personnel Administration327California Fire and Resource Assessment Program502San Francisco State University
153California Department of Pesticide Regulation328California Firearms Division503San Jose State University
154California Department of Public Health329California Fiscal Services504Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy
155California Department of Real Estate330California Fish and Game Commission505State Bar of California
156California Department of Rehabilitation331California Fisheries Program Branch506Supreme Court of California
157California Department of Social Services Adoptions Branch332California Floodplain Management507Teach California
158California Department of Social Services333California Foster Youth Help508University of California
159California Department of Technology Services Training Center (DTSTC)334California Franchise Tax Board (FTB)509University of California, Berkeley
160California Department of Technology Services (DTS)335California Fraud Division510University of California, Davis
161California Department of Toxic Substances Control336California Gambling Control Commission511University of California, Hastings College of the Law
162California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)337California Geographic Information Systems Council (GIS)512University of California, Irvine
163California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVets)338California Geological Survey513University of California, Los Angeles
164California Department of Water Resources339California Government Claims and Victim Compensation Board514University of California, Merced
165California Departmento de Vehiculos Motorizados340California Governors Committee for Employment of Disabled Persons515University of California, Riverside
166California Digital Library341California Governors Mentoring Partnership516University of California, San Diego
167California Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Certification Program342California Governors Office of Emergency Services517University of California, San Francisco
168California Division of Apprenticeship Standards343California Governors Office of Homeland Security518University of California, Santa Barbara
169California Division of Codes and Standards344California Governors Office of Planning and Research519University of California, Santa Cruz
170California Division of Communicable Disease Control345California Governors Office520Veterans Home of California
171California Division of Engineering346California Grant and Enterprise Zone Programs HCD Loan
172California Division of Environmental and Occupational Disease Control347California Health and Human Services Agency
173California Division of Gambling Control348California Health and Safety Agency
174California Division of Housing Policy Development349California Healthy Families Program
175California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement350California Hearing Aid Dispensers Bureau







By: Jim
Written: January 2020
Published: January 2020