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File #: 20-501    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Calendar Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 4/23/2020 In control: Council and Authorities Concurrent Meeting
On agenda: 6/9/2020 Final action: 6/9/2020
Title: Action on the Introduction of an Ordinance Repealing Section 2.105.015 ("Performance of City Auditor Functions"), Adding a New Chapter 2.29 ("Office of the City Auditor"), and Amending Chapter 2.30 ("Independent Auditor") of the City Code to Change the Title to Independent External Auditor and Create the Independent Office of the City Auditor, and Adopt a Resolution Approving and Adopting a Class Specification for the Position of City Auditor [Council Pillar: Enhance Community Engagement and Transparency]
Attachments: 1. Ordinance, 2. Resolution, 3. Exhibit A: Specification for the Position of City Auditor, 4. Ordinance No. 2020, 5. RESOLUTION
REPORT TO COUNCIL
SUBJECT
Title
Action on the Introduction of an Ordinance Repealing Section 2.105.015 ("Performance of City Auditor Functions"), Adding a New Chapter 2.29 ("Office of the City Auditor"), and Amending Chapter 2.30 ("Independent Auditor") of the City Code to Change the Title to Independent External Auditor and Create the Independent Office of the City Auditor, and Adopt a Resolution Approving and Adopting a Class Specification for the Position of City Auditor [Council Pillar: Enhance Community Engagement and Transparency]

Report
BACKGROUND
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.

Charter Section 909 sets forth the duties of the City Auditor position and grants to the Council the authority to appoint any other officer or employee as City Auditor.

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.

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.

Charter Section 902 provides that the City Council may expand the scope of duties of the City Auditor by ordinance.

Charter Section 902, "Appointive officers; duties":

Each appointive officer shall perform the duties imposed upon him/her by this Charter, by ordinance, or resolution and, if under jurisdiction ...

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