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File #: 18-168    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Public Hearing/General Business Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 2/20/2018 In control: Council and Authorities Concurrent Meeting
On agenda: 4/24/2018 Final action: 4/24/2018
Title: Options Related to the Position and Compensation of the City Council Appointed City Auditor
Indexes: CC
Attachments: 1. Historical Documents related to the Appointment of City Auditor, 2. FY 2016-2017 City Auditor Annual Report, 3. March 19, 2018 Santa Clara Stadium Authority Ad-Hoc Committee Report: Review of options for SCSA Auditor.pdf, 4. POST MEETING MATERIAL
Options Related to the Position and Compensation of the City Council Appointed City Auditor

On February 6, 2018, former City Clerk Rod Diridon, Jr. resigned leaving a vacancy in the elected City Clerk and appointed City Auditor positions. The City Charter Section 900 provides that the City Council appoint the City Auditor.
Charter Section 900 Officers Appointed by the City Council and the City Manager:
In addition to the City Manager, the City Council shall appoint and affix the compensation of the City Attorney and City Auditor who shall serve at the pleasure of the City Council and may be removed by motion of the City Council adopted by at least four affirmative votes.
The City Charter 909 City Auditor also grants to the Council the authority to appoint any other officer or employee as City Auditor.
Charter Section 909 City Auditor.
The City Council may, in its discretion, appoint any other officer or employee of the City as City Auditor and grant such person additional compensation for the performance of such duties.
The attached report (Attachment 1) provides a historical account of the appointment of the City Auditor. Previous City Councils appointed the Assistant City Clerk as the City Auditor. In 2006, after the retirement of the Assistant City Clerk, the Council appointed the City Clerk as the City Auditor, with duties assigned to clerical staff in the City Clerk department. This appointment was codified in the following Municipal Code section, which is consistent with Charter Section 900.
Charter Section 909 City Auditor.
The City Auditor shall audit and approve all bills, invoices, payrolls, demands or charges against the City government before payment and, with the advice of the City Attorney, advise the City Council as to the regularity, legality and correctness of such claims, demands or charges.
Santa Clara Municipal Code Section 2.20.050 assigned the duties of City Auditor to the City Clerk in m...

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