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Auditor seeking input on Charter safeguards to protect audits, investigations at January 5th meeting in East Portland

Auditor seeking input on Charter safeguards to protect audits,
investigations at January 5th meeting in East Portland

Please take advantage of the January 5th opportunity to discuss Charter amendments City Auditor Mary Hull Caballero will present to City Council for support. These amendments to City Charter are to protect the Auditor’s ability to hold City government accountable through independent audits and investigations. The public’s input and views will help shape the final proposal that City Council will be considering later in January.

The meeting is Thursday, January 5, 2017, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at the East Portland Community Center, 740 SE 106th Avenue. This is the meeting that has been rescheduled following the severe weather cancellation of the meeting originally set for December 15th.

Auditor Mary Hull Caballero will describe organizational structures that create conflicts of interest between her office and executive branch bureaus the Auditor must hold accountable. Other jurisdictions have structures designed to protect auditors and investigators from impediments or reprisal for simply doing their jobs. The Auditor believes Portland should adopt changes to ensure the Auditor’s Office is able to meet the public’s expectations for transparent and accountable government.

If translation services or other accommodations are needed, please call (503) 823-4082 or email your request to Andrew Bryans so they can be arranged. Further details are also available on the Auditor’s calendar of events.