The Little Hoover Commission urged Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to ?persistently? push reforms to consolidate state functions?including energy agencies?in a December 10 report. The report reiterates and amplifies California Performance Review guidelines issued in October to set changes in motion. The Little Hoover report calls on the governor to find a leader to manage the reform process and coordinate assistance from the cabinet, the Legislature, and the state?s workforce. He must, according to the report, define the goals of reforms and translate them into meaningful actions. Schwarzenegger should ?designate his priorities and enlist the support of the Legislature, starting with those reforms that are both possible and will produce meaningful improvements,? said the commission. The restructuring plan would create a state Infrastructure Department, which would oversee energy, water, and transportation and be under the governor?s wing. The chief focus of the department would be to plan, finance, and streamline permitting of major infrastructure projects in the state, which the commission says are managed through a fragmented system (<i>Circuit<\/i>, Oct. 22, 2004). ?It?s entirely up to the governor on how to proceed,? said Gabriel Sanchez, spokesperson for Fabian N??ez, speaker of the Assembly, when asked whether the report is likely to prompt quick action. ?We?re interested in making government more efficient and better able to serve California.?