The legislature allowed community colleges under some circumstances to offer BA (4-year) degrees, contrary to the old Master Plan. The Legislative Analyst's Office (LAO) has now issued a report on the results. LAO notes that there was supposed to be consultation by the community colleges with CSU and UC before a new BA degree was offered, but that due to rushing of the degree creation process, there was in fact little consultation.
As we have noted in the past, this intervention by the legislature - taken by itself - is really mainly a concern for CSU. However, the ad hoc intervention in effectively overriding the Master Plan is of more general concern.