A. The City shall provide suitable office facilities for the Ombudsman and staff in a location convenient for the public.
B. The Ombudsman shall annually recommend a budget proposal for submission to the City Auditor, who shall in turn include it in the Auditor’s budget submission to the Mayor and City Council.
C. The Ombudsman shall be located within the City Auditor’s office, and be accountable to the City Auditor. The Ombudsman shall have sole discretion in choosing consultants to assist with investigations, and in hiring staff. All administrators shall retain the authority to deny any request which is otherwise contrary to ordinance or which exceeds the city council-adopted budget for the office.