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File #: 19-0185R    Version: 0 Name: Informational Hearing - DPW Operations
Type: City Council Resolution Status: Withdrawn
File created: 12/16/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: Final action: 7/6/2020
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Title: Informational Hearing - DPW Operations For the purpose of inviting representatives from DPW, the Department of Finance, and the Office of the Comptroller to explain how DPW evaluates its operating procedures and makes improvements.
Sponsors: Robert Stokes, Sr., Mayor Brandon M. Scott, Kristerfer Burnett, Zeke Cohen, Bill Henry, John T. Bullock, Ryan Dorsey, Leon F. Pinkett, III, Mary Pat Clarke, Edward Reisinger, Sharon Green Middleton
Indexes: Department of Public Works, Informational Hearing, Operation
Attachments: 1. 19-0185R~1st Reader
* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.
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City of Baltimore
Council Bill R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: Councilmember Stokes


A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
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Informational Hearing - DPW Operations
For the purpose of inviting representatives from DPW, the Department of Finance, and the Office of the Comptroller to explain how DPW evaluates its operating procedures and makes improvements.
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The Office of the Comptroller recently released the Department of Public Works - Bureau of Solid Waste Biennial Financial Audit for the Fiscal Years Ended June 30 2018 and 2019. The audit revealed that the Department of Public Works - Solid Waste (“the Agency”) did not have a process to review the general ledger to validate account activities and balances, and as a result the Agency was unable to see what revenue was available to it. Possibly because of this inability to view revenue, $5.6 million sat in the Agency’s coffers from 2007 to this year without the Agency’s knowledge. The revenue came from citations issued by the Sanitation and Enforcement Division prior to that Division’s transfer to the Department of Housing and Community Development. The $5.6 million in revenue lingering in the Agency’s account had been noted during a previous audit by the Office of the Comptroller. The audit recommended that the Director of DPW: review the account to determine the source and accuracy of the fund balance; utilize or remit the funds to the appropriate fund; and perform periodic account analysis ...

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