The Auditor’s office is proposing a resolution to amend the charter to clarify and protect the independence of the Auditor’s office. The office is an entity designed to provide checks and balances to our bureau style of government and as such, their ability to conduct audits and investigate complaints reliably depends on their independence from the bureaus they investigate.
If passed, this proposal would go before the voters on the May ballot.
Agenda Item #85 http://www.portlandoregon.gov/auditor/article/624648
Portland City Council Agenda Wednesday January 25, 2017: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/auditor/26997