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File #: 20-592    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Calendar Status: Passed
File created: 5/26/2020 In control: Council and Authorities Concurrent Meeting
On agenda: 6/23/2020 Final action: 6/23/2020
Title: Adoption of Ordinance No. 2020 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 No. 2020, 2. Ordinance No. 2020 - Adoption
REPORT TO COUNCIL
SUBJECT
Title
Adoption of Ordinance No. 2020 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
At the June 9, 2020 Council meeting, proposed Ordinance 2020 was introduced and passed for the purpose of publication. Pursuant to City Charter Sections 808 and 812, a summary of proposed Ordinance No. 2020 was published by The Weekly on June 17, 2020, and copies were posted in three public places. The Ordinance now comes to Council for final adoption.

DISCUSSION
The proposed ordinance would repeal Section 2.105.015 ("Performance of City Auditor Functions"), add a new Chapter 2.29 ("Office of the City Auditor") to the City Code. The modifications create a more detailed and robust list of the various duties assigned to the City Auditor position by Council under Charter Section 902, and formally creates the office of City Auditor that is independent from the Finance Department and the City Manager's Office. While the required qualifications for other Council-appointed positions are contained in the Charter, the Charter is silent as to the requirements for the position of City Auditor. Given the numerous professional requirements that are associated with such a position, it is prudent for the Council to create a publicly available class specification, which will aid in recruitment efforts for the position. The modifications allow for the charter-created and Council-appointed position to comport with the independence that is required under applicable professional standards.

The proposed ordinance also amends Chapter 2.30 ...

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