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City Auditor Ann-Marie Hogan 
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Next Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., there's a Council study session about Zero Waste (refuse rates). We just started an audit about performance feedback (from 311) and performance measurement/management in the Zero Waste Division.


On the 7 p.m. agenda, Public Works submits their final report on our streets audit (as an information item). Because the County ballot measure failed, the funds available over the next five years are only $47 million (including the $30 million bond).  That would work out to $9.4 annually or almost enough to get to a PCI of 68, according to our "$10 million" scenario on page 33 of the audit. Not all of the money will be going to pavement because some is going for the stormwater projects (an amount to be determined); therefore, Public Works may not get to a sustainable investment without other sources of funds. By sustainable, I mean that the liability would stop growing. Per today's paper, the county is planning to try again on their ballot measure.


Read the full audit report:  Streets Audit 


We are just beginning two new audits: Police Officer injuries and Overtime in Animal Services


Our performance audits in progress are:

Permit Center

Objective:  Do the Planning Department's processes result in efficient and timely issuance of building permits and accurate charging and proper deposit of fees? Are the procedures over cash handling ensuring accuracy of collections and deposits? Have previous audit recommendations been addressed? 


Parks, Recreation & Waterfront Cash Handling

Objective:  Are procedures over cash handling ensuring accuracy of collections and deposits? 

We appreciate your continued support for our work to help Berkeley deliver services in a more efficient, effective, and equitable way.  Please contact me at (or at 981-6750) with your questions, comments, and ideas.  I look forward to hearing from you.

Ann-Marie Hogan, City Auditor

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November 2013 
City Auditor Ann-Marie Hogan

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