Tag Archives: Office of the City Auditor

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Audit finds problems with performance measures

According to a recent audit, the city’s current performance measurement system could use some work.The audit, which covered the period of time between 2012 and August 2014, was conducted to determine whether the city’s current performance measure system provides “timely,…

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Council switch complicates City Auditor search

In addition to all the other changes that will soon take place at City Hall, Austin needs a new City Auditor to replace Ken Mory, who is stepping down in December. And, like everything else these days, the process of…

Thursday, October 16, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Council to do double-take on ethics complaints

Today’s City Council agenda features two items that deal with the city’s conflict-of-interest policy as it applies to those who serve on the city’s many volunteer boards and commissions.The resolutions — one sponsored by Council Member Mike Martinez, and one…

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Ethics complaints could get a clearer path

City Council Member Mike Martinez is working on a resolution that could change how the city deals with ethics complaints against those who serve on its boards and commissions.The changes come after Martinez’s Zero Waste Advisory Commission appointee, Daniela Ochoa Gonzalez,…

Thursday, April 24, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Audit finds problems with how APD stores, destroys old evidence

A city audit found that drugs and firearms confiscated by the Austin Police Department are in some cases not adequately protected, with drugs sometimes stored in cardboard boxes outdoors.   In response, APD officials say they are re-evaluating the department’s…

Thursday, March 27, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Law Department clashes with Auditor over approval of city contracts

In reviewing the city’s contract development and approval process, the City Auditor’s Office managed to unearth process trouble and engage a defiant Law Department. Both were on hand at Wednesday’s Council Audit and Finance Committee meeting.   The Auditor’s Office…

Friday, February 7, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Audit finds Parks Department lax in managing safety hazards

City Auditor Ken Mory reported to Council members Wednesday that the city’s Parks and Recreation Department “is not effectively managing hazards related to patron safety” and, further noted that “there is limited assurance that hazards identified are corrected promptly.”  …

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 by Michael Kanin

Strains show between Council, City Manager over Auditors’ office

Tensions continued to mount Tuesday between City Manager Marc Ott and a number of Austin City Council members. At immediate issue is where to relocate the office of City Auditor Ken Mory as City Hall is reconfigured to make room…

Monday, October 28, 2013 by Michael Kanin

Fleet Services says it needs more staff, bays to service vehicles

The head of the city’s Fleet Services Department told members on the Council Audit and Finance Committee last week that his department has numerous unmet needs, noting that department is short 60-80 repair bays for the city’s vehicles, including nearly…

Thursday, September 26, 2013 by Michael Kanin

Audit: EMS personnel report high fatigue rate

An audit performed by the City Auditor’s Office suggests that Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Service rank-and-file employees are overly fatigued. The document also hints that a policy of allowing patients to decide which hospital they are delivered to adds to…

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