Do you support the governor’s proposal that the DRE be absorbed into the DCA?
Yes (54%, 169 Votes)
No (46%, 145 Votes)
Total Voters: 314
California governor Jerry Brown has proposed the consolidation of the Department of Real Estate (DRE) into a bureau within the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA), as outlined in his January 2012 budget proposal. In order to cut administrative costs and encourage efficiency, the DRE and other licensing departments would be absorbed into the DCA. The DCA exists primarily to license and oversee California’s professionals in all industries.
Other California departments involved in the consolidation proposal include the Office of Real Estate Appraisers (OREA) and the Structural Pest Control Board.
first tuesday take: The governor’s proposal would eliminate administrative redundancies and, for the DRE management, do more than just change the name on the door. The current real estate licensing scheme would not be diminished, but enhanced.
A change in management will likely improve the standards of conduct currently sanctioned but inadequately enforced by the DRE.
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