Our State Senator, Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) has announced he is co-authoring legislation to allow for greater financial oversight and audits of cities, counties, and special districts. From the press release issued by Sen. DeSaulnier's office:
Senator Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) joined State Controller John Chiang and Senator Christine Kehoe (D-San Diego) in authoring legislation to create greater financial oversight of cities, counties and special districts. Specifically, Senate Bill 186 (Kehoe & DeSaulnier) would expand the Controller’s authority to perform discretionary audits to ensure compliance with local ordinances and state law. This will allow the Controller’s Office to quickly audit concerns about mismanagement or violations of state law affecting local funding to ensure local governments carry out their financial operations with honesty and efficiency.
For more information, please click here to read the rest of the press release from Senator DeSaulnier's office.