Carlos Del Toro Appointed to Commonwealth Competition Council

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The Commonwealth of Virginia Senate Committee on Rules is pleased to announce the appointment of Carlos Del Toro to the Commonwealth Competition Council.

The Commonwealth Competition Council was created by the General Assembly as a part of the Virginia Government Competition Act of 1995 and is an outgrowth of the Commission on Government Reform. Finding better and less costly ways to provide government services for Virginia’s citizens are principal goals of state government. Efforts are focused on reducing the size and scope of government activity, especially in areas where the services or products of government can best be provided by the private sector. While the Council recommends to the Governor and General Assembly alternative ways of providing traditional government services, state government’s ability to protect the health, safety and welfare of its citizens will not be diminished by any of the Council’s recommendations. The Council further emphasizes that it will suggest ways of minimizing any adverse impact of privatization upon state employees.

The CCC is an independent advisory body within the executive branch of Virginia’s state government. It is one of 20 boards, commissions, and councils within the executive branch permitted by the Code of Virginia to have legislators serve on it.

The Council is made up of 15 members appointed by the Governor, the Speaker of the House of Delegates, and/or the Senate Committee on Rules. In addition to legislators, appointees are from executive branch employees and private sector members of which two must be members of the Small Business Commission.

For additional information on the Council’s legislation, including its 10-point mission, you are invited to review Sections 2.2-2620 through 2.2-2625 of the Code of Virginia. Please see legislation pages for those Code sections.

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