Charter Review Committee
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12-19-2011 CRC AGENDA
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CITIZENS AUDIT COMMITTEE AND INTERNAL AUDITOR POSITION <br />Finance Director Mason presented staffs recommendation to retain an internal auditor <br />reporting to the City Manager and the current process of review through the City Council <br />Finance Committee. <br />Jennifer Vaughn- Blakely spoke in support of an internal auditor reporting to the City <br />Council. Kevin Dawson spoke in support of a citizens' audit committee. Robert Melsh <br />spoke in support of a citizens' audit committee and a City auditor reporting to the City <br />Council. <br />Member Diana Medina arrived at this time. <br />Following discussion, it was moved by Member Perez and seconded by Member <br />Benavidez directing staff to prepare Charter language providing for an internal City <br />auditor reporting to the City Council and formation of a citizens' audit committee for <br />review at the next meeting. The motion carried with Members Benavidez, Jose Medina, <br />Van Wart, Evans, St. Pierre, O'Farrell, Perez, Diana Medina, and Pope voting yes and <br />Members Hicks, Kane, Tucker, Tyrrell, Ouellette, and Lee voting no. <br />The City Clerk will provide City Council Finance Committee attendance by the public for <br />the past year. <br />Member Benavidez left the meeting during the following item. <br />Conrad Newberry, Jr., supports lowering of the level of General Fund Transfer. Bernie <br />Titus and Bob Stockton favor Board of Public Utilities' approval of suspension or <br />removal of the General Manager and that the General Manager report directly to the <br />City Manager. Robert Krieger supports the General Manager reporting directly to the <br />City Manager and lowering the level of General Fund Transfer. <br />Public Utilities General Manager Wright reported on the history and purpose of the <br />General Fund Transfer and pending court decisions. <br />Following discussion, it was moved by Member Tucker and seconded by Member Kane <br />to remove the General Fund Transfer from further consideration. Motion carried <br />unanimously. <br />Following further discussion, it was moved by Chair Evans and seconded by Member <br />Tucker to recommend to the City Council amendment of Section 1202(8) to read, <br />"Approve or disapprove the appointment, suspension or removal of the Director of <br />Public Utilities, who shall be the department head." Motion carried unanimously. <br />2 <br />3 -2 <br />
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