To conduct performance audits and investigations that return in-depth and meaningful results to the residents of Oakland by identifying, auditing, and investigating the areas of government most vulnerable to mismanagement, fraud, waste, and abuse.
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SERVICE IMPACTS &
The City Auditor's office is maintaining its current budget with no changes. As such, there are no anticipated service impacts. No equity analysis needed.
In keeping with City-wide priorities, the City Auditor's office has included equity as one of its core values in its Audit Manual and annual risk assessment, further solidifying its commitment to performing work that might directly impact Oakland's most vulnerable populations. In line with the Department of Race & Equity’s Equity Indicators Report, our audits have identified ways to support our vulnerable populations ensuring the public receive services they need. In planning performance audits, the Office of the City Auditor’s team considers equity issues to address in the audit objectives.
SIGNIFICANT BUDGETARY CHANGES
The City Attorney issued a legal opinion concluding, "Any cuts in existing auditor positions would be in violation of the City Charter because further cuts would certainly prevent the City Auditor from carrying out her Charter mandated duties."