Consolidation is sorely needed for some government services, including early childhood services, said Joanne Kozberg, a veteran of government reorganization efforts under past governors who served as former Gov. Pete Wilson’s secretary of State and Consumer Services.

“There are different revenue streams, rules and regulations; I don’t know that the people working within child development know where to go,” Kozberg said. “I applaud that effort.”

Similarly, Kozberg and Shires agreed the state needs a cannabis control agency to regulate the new industry. They likened the department to the state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.

Sacramento Bee January 21, 2020