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File #: 16-0699    Version: 0 Name: Charter Amendment - Biennial Agency Audits
Type: Mayor and City Council Res. Status: Enacted
File created: 6/20/2016 In control: City Council
On agenda: Final action: 7/21/2016
Enactment #: 16-31
Title: Charter Amendment - Biennial Agency Audits For the purpose of amending the section on agency audits to require that the City Auditor conduct performance audits of principal agencies at least twice during every 4-year term of the Mayor and City Council; adding to the list of agencies subject to these audits; establishing a staggered schedule for these audits; redefining certain terms; providing for public posting of audit reports; and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the City for adoption or rejection.
Sponsors: Eric T. Costello, President Young, Sharon Green Middleton, Bill Henry, Mary Pat Clarke, Brandon M. Scott, Nick Mosby, Helen L. Holton, Warren Branch
Indexes: Agency, Audits, Biennial, Charter Amendment
Attachments: 1. 16-0699~1st Reader, 2. OIG 16-0699, 3. Audits 16-0699, 4. City Solicitor 16-0699, 5. Finance 16-0699, 6. 16-0699~3rd Reader
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
8/8/20160 Mayor Signed by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/18/20160 City Council Advanced to 3rd Reader on same day  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/18/20160 City Council Approved and Sent to the Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/18/20160 Judiciary and Legislative Investigations Recommended Favorably with Amendment  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/12/20160 Judiciary and Legislative Investigations Recommended Favorably with AmendmentPass Action details Meeting details Not available
6/28/20160 Judiciary and Legislative Investigations    Action details Meeting details Not available
6/23/20160 The City Council Refer to Inspector General  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/23/20160 The City Council Refer to Dept. of Finance  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/23/20160 The City Council Refer to Dept. of Audits  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/23/20160 The City Council Refer to City Solicitor  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/23/20160 The City Council Refer to Dept. of Health  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/20/20160 City Council Assigned  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/20/20160 Judiciary and Legislative Investigations Scheduled for a Public Hearing  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/20/20160 City Council Introduced  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/20/20160 Judiciary and Legislative Investigations Scheduled for a Public Hearing  Action details Meeting details Not available
Introduced by: Councilmember Costello

A Resolution Entitled

A Resolution of the Mayor and City Council concerning
title
Charter Amendment - Biennial Agency Audits
For the purpose of amending the section on agency audits to require that the City Auditor conduct performance audits of principal agencies at least twice during every 4-year term of the Mayor and City Council; adding to the list of agencies subject to these audits; establishing a staggered schedule for these audits; redefining certain terms; providing for public posting of audit reports; and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the City for adoption or rejection.
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By proposing to amend
Article VII - Executive Departments
Section 4.5
Baltimore City Charter
(1996 Edition)

Section 1. Be it resolved by the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, That the City Charter is proposed to be amended to read as follows:

Baltimore City Charter

Article VII. Executive Departments

§ 4.5. Agency audits.

(a) Definitions.

(1) General.

In this section, the following terms have the meanings indicated.

(2) Audit.

[(i)] “Audit” means [an] a performance audit [undertaken] that, in accordance with generally accepted government auditing standards and federal and state law[.],


[(ii) “Audit” includes both: (A) a financial audit of an agency’s financial transactions, including all accounts, revenues, and receipts; and (B) a performance audit that] assesses an agency’s practices to determine whether the agency is operating economically and efficiently and whether corrective actions for improving its performance are appropriate.

(3) Principal agency.

“Principal agency” means any of the following executive departments:

(i) Group A -

1. [(i)] Department of Finance.

2. [(iii)] Department of Public Works.

3. [(iv)] Fire Department.

4. [(vi)] Department of Housing and Community Development.

5. [(x)]...

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