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File #: 15-0260R    Version: 0 Name: Investigative Hearing - Reviewing Charter Required Agency Audits
Type: City Council Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 9/21/2015 In control: Taxation, Finance and Economic Development Committee
On agenda: Final action: 10/19/2015
Enactment #:
Title: Investigative Hearing - Reviewing Charter Required Agency Audits FOR the purpose of calling on representatives from the Finance Department, Law Department, and Department of Audits to appear before the Council to provide a comprehensive update about the City's progress towards meeting the Charter requirement that designated City agencies be audited once every 4 years, explain why the current round of audits is behind schedule as well as what the potential consequences of this delay may be, and discuss the City's plan for meeting this Charter obligation in a responsible and timely manner.
Sponsors: Eric T. Costello, President Young, Brandon M. Scott, Sharon Green Middleton, Bill Henry, Carl Stokes, James B. Kraft, Helen L. Holton, William "Pete" Welch, Nick Mosby, Robert Curran, Warren Branch, Edward Reisinger
Indexes: Investigative Hearing, Reviewing Charter Required Agency Audits
Attachments: 1. 15-0260R~1st Reader, 2. City Solicitor 15-0260R, 3. Finance 15-0260R, 4. Audits 15-0260R, 5. 15-0260R~2nd Reader
* WARNING: THIS IS AN UNOFFICIAL, INTRODUCTORY COPY OF THE BILL.
THE OFFICIAL COPY CONSIDERED BY THE CITY COUNCIL IS THE FIRST READER COPY.
INTRODUCTORY*

CITY OF BALTIMORE
COUNCIL BILL R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: Councilmember Costello



A RESOLUTION ENTITLED

A COUNCIL RESOLUTION concerning
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Investigative Hearing - Reviewing Charter Required Agency Audits
FOR the purpose of calling on representatives from the Finance Department, Law Department, and Department of Audits to appear before the Council to provide a comprehensive update about the City's progress towards meeting the Charter requirement that designated City agencies be audited once every 4 years, explain why the current round of audits is behind schedule as well as what the potential consequences of this delay may be, and discuss the City's plan for meeting this Charter obligation in a responsible and timely manner.
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In November of 2012 the voters of Baltimore City approved the addition of ? 4.5 to Article VII of the City Charter, requiring quadrennial financial and performance audits of 13 designated principal City agencies. Earlier this year, on January 15, 2015, the Council?s Taxation, Finance and Economic Development Committee held a hearing to investigate why none of these required audits had yet been completed. At this hearing, the Finance Department stated that the first round of audits, encompassing 5 of the 13 agencies ? Finance, Public Works, Transportation, Police, and Recreation & Parks ? would be completed by June 30.

However, despite this timeline, Finance?s ?Quadrennial Audits? website indicates that none of these 5 audits were co...

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