The meeting of the Legislative Audit Commission was called to order by Representative Dan McElroy on Thursday, January 14, 1999 at 4:05 p.m. in Room 316, State Capitol.
|Representative Mindy Greiling||Senator Bill Belanger|
|Representative Dan McElroy||Senator Pat Pariseau|
|Senator Deanna Wiener|
Members Not Present:
|Representative Ron Abrams||Senator Sheila Kiscaden|
|Representative Dave Bishop||Senator David Knutson|
|Representative Lynda Boudreau||Senator Keith Langseth|
|Representative Kris Hasskamp||Senator James Metzen|
|Representative Mark Holsten||Senator Thomas Neuville|
|Representative Philip Krinkie||Senator Ember Reichgott Junge|
|Representative Mary Jo McGuire||Senator Allan Spear|
|Representative Thomas Pugh||Representative Tim Pawlenty|
|Representative Ann H. Rest||Representative Steve Sviggum|
|Representative Jim Rhodes||Representative Kathy Tingelstad|
Representative McElroy indicated the purpose of the meeting was to release and discuss the program evaluation report on the Metropolitan Mosquito Control District and recognized Roger Brooks, Deputy Legislative Auditor for Program Evaluation. Mr. Brooks reviewed the reasons why this topic had been selected for study by the commission and introduced Susan Von Mosch, project manager, and other evaluation specialists who had worked on the study, Carrie Meyerhoff and Katherine Seiden.
Senator Wiener joined the meeting and assumed the Chair. She recognized Ms. Von Mosch.
Ms. Von Mosch reviewed the issues reviewed in the study and why they were studied. She also gave an overview of the methods used in conducting the study, findings, conclusions, and recommendations contained in the report. She and project members answered questions from members.
Senator Wiener recognized Joseph Sanzone, Director of the Metropolitan Mosquito Control District. Mr. Sanzone reviewed his agency's comments concerning the report and answered questions from members.
Senator Wiener recognized Randy Johnson, member of the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners, recently elected to chair the Metropolitan Mosquito Control District Board of Directors. Mr. Johnson indicated that the MMCD Board recognizes the need to do a better job of evaluating the effectiveness of its control programs and to improve its policies on control activities.
The meeting adjourned at 5:10 PM.
Senator Deanna Wiener, Chair
Jean Barnhill, Acting Recording Secretary