Friday, January 16, 2009

Mayor Announces Improved Audit Relations

Mayor Dwight C. Jones made his third “New Beginning” announcement today to improve efficiency and excellence in City government with communication, cooperation, and collaboration. The Mayor is allowing the City Auditor open access to all City departments, and removing the need to send audit requests through the office of the Chief Administrative Officer. The Mayor also declared the administration’s commitment to follow through on recommendations made by the City Auditor.

“The auditor and his recommendations are critical to a smooth-running and financially sound city, which is why we are granting the City Auditor full and direct access to all City Departments,” said the Mayor. “It is good government and good business, as a well-executed audit is the source for ideas to make improvements to government operations.”

The Mayor was joined in making this announcement by City Council President Kathy Graziano, City Council Vice President Ellen Robertson, Acting Chief Administrative Officer Chris Beschler, and City Auditor Umesh Dalal.

Contact: Michael Wallace, (804) 646-2772