Auditors in Other Cities

The links below connect to documents prepared by or written about City Auditors working for other municipalities and are excellent examples of the type of work they can do for the cities they represent:


The cost of Fraud: 2016 Global Fraud Study Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

Study: Privatizing government doesn’t actually save money – The Washington Post

Governmental Fraud Statistics CPA-Scribo 2017

Toronto, Canada

San Diego

Auditor wants Balboa Park cooperation, San Diego Union-Tribune, July 11, 2014 [An example of why city auditors need subpoena power.]

Multnomah County

Multnomah County auditor finds financial loss in food services at juvenile facility


Oregonian endorses elected City Auditor’s Independence OregonLive, May 3, 2017

Portland OR: ArtsTax; Promises to voters only partially fulfilled. Highlights

Portland OR: City Procurement: Contracting process needs Council Intervention

Portland OR: Surplus Real Property

Berkeley CA

Berkeley CA: Berkeley’s Ethical Climate

Berkeley CA: Transparency and Equity in Human Resources’ Merit Based Hiring and Promotion Systems

Berkeley CA: Streets Audit Follow Up and Stormwater

Long Beach CA

Long Beach CA: Sept. 7, 2017 & May 24, 2017, Press Releases on Audit support of boosting Public Safety spending and uncovering waste in contracting

Long Beach CA: Contract Administration Audit Summary Report

Long Beach CA: City Auditor’s Fraud Hotline

Long Beach CA: Audit of Parks and Maintenance

Long Beach CA: Job Order Contract Report

“Long Beach’s contracts need better oversight” Long Beach Press-Telegram

Oakland CA

Oakland CA: Payroll Audit

Oakland CA: Whistleblower protection in Oakland

Orange County CA

Orange Co. CA, concession contract


Denver CO: Report: Office of Sustainability Falls Short

Denver CO: Audit Report: Office of Marijuana Policy

Albany NY

Albany NY: City Street Pavement and Maintenance Program