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File #: 20-0491    Version: 0 Name: Charter Amendment - City Auditor - Powers and Duties
Type: Mayor and City Council Res. Status: Enacted
File created: 2/10/2020 In control: Mayor
On agenda: Final action: 6/22/2020
Enactment #: 20-22
Title: Charter Amendment - City Auditor - Powers and Duties For the purpose of authorizing the City Auditor to issue subpoenas to certain individuals and entities; requiring the City Auditor to provide a copy of certain completed audit reports to the agency audited; and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the City for adoption or rejection.
Sponsors: Bill Henry, President Brandon M. Scott, Ryan Dorsey, Kristerfer Burnett, John T. Bullock, Zeke Cohen, Mary Pat Clarke, Sharon Green Middleton, Leon F. Pinkett, III, Shannon Sneed, Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer, Edward Reisinger
Indexes: Charter Amendment, City Auditor
Attachments: 1. 20-0491~1st Reader, 2. Law 20-0491, 3. Finance 20-0491, 4. Comptroller 20-0491, 5. 20-0491~3rd Reader, 6. Signed Ordinance 20-0491
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
6/22/20200 City Council Enacted with no signature from Mayor (passage of 3 council meetings)  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/11/20200 City Council Approved and Sent to the Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/27/20200 City Council 3rd Reader, for final passage  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/27/20200 Equity and Structure Committee Recommended Favorably  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/21/20200 Equity and Structure Committee Recommended FavorablyPass Action details Meeting details Not available
4/13/20200 Equity and Structure Committee Worksession  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/12/20200 Equity and Structure Committee Worksession  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/6/20200 Equity and Structure Committee Worksession  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/27/20200 Equity and Structure Committee Worksession  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/13/20200 City Council President Refer to Dept. of Finance  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/13/20200 City Council President Refer to Office of the Comptroller  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/13/20200 City Council President Refer to City Solicitor  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/10/20200 City Council Assigned  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/10/20200 City Council Introduced  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/10/20200 Equity and Structure Committee Scheduled for a Public Hearing  Action details Meeting details Not available
Introductory*

City of Baltimore
Council Bill ____
(Resolution)
(Charter Amendment)


Introduced by: Councilmember Henry

A Resolution Entitled

A Resolution of the Mayor and City Council concerning
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Charter Amendment - City Auditor - Powers and Duties
For the purpose of authorizing the City Auditor to issue subpoenas to certain individuals and entities; requiring the City Auditor to provide a copy of certain completed audit reports to the agency audited; and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the City for adoption or rejection.
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By proposing an amendment to
Article V - Comptroller
Section(s) 8 and 11(e)
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 V - Comptroller

§ 8. Department of Audits - General powers and duties.

(a) In general.

In accordance with generally accepted government auditing standards and State and federal law, the City Auditor:







(1) shall at appropriate intervals conduct an audit of the financial transactions of every municipal agency, except the Department of Audits;

(2) shall conduct an annual audit of all accounts, revenues, and receipts of the City;

(3) shall conduct biennial audits of principal agencies, as provided in § 11 of this article;

(4) may audit the expenditure of City-granted funds by any public or private agency that receives such funds;

(5) may audit City contracts, grants, subgrants and other agreements as required by the terms and conditions of these instruments and, when the contracts, grants, subgrants and other agreements require that audits be conducted by other auditors, review such audits; and

(6) shall make such ot...

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