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I'm proud to be Oakland's elected City Auditor, working for and reporting to the citizens of this incredible City.

As your City Auditor, it is my job to protect Oakland’s taxpayers from waste, fraud and mismanagement by ensuring responsible, transparent financial practices. I am your Watchdog, responding to citizen complaints while working proactively to increase City Hall efficiency.


City Auditor

Audit of the Limited Public Financing Act - 2016 Election Year

The Office of the City Auditor conducted a post-election audit of candidates receiving public financing for the 2016 City Council elections as required by the Limited Public Financing Act (LPFA, Act or Program). The Public Ethics Commission (PEC), through City administrative staff, manages and administers the LPFA program. The objective of the audit was to determine whether the PEC established adequate systems and controls to ensure compliance with the Act’s intent and its requirements. The audit identified opportunities to make the LPFA program more equitable, strengthen the overall control environment, and help increase participation, so that it can better achieve the goals of the Act. To read the full report, click here.

Audit of OFD's Vegetation Inspection 2nd Follow-Up

The objective of this audit was to determine if substantive actions have been taken to close recommendations 1, 5 and 7 from the first follow-up of the initial 2013 Vegetation Inspection Audit Report. To read the full report, click here.

Audit of Zero Waste Request for Proposals

Our audit objectives were to determine whether: (1) the RFP process was fair and equitable (2) the overall RFP process was fully communicated to the public (3) the residents and businesses of Oakland were well-served in this process, and (4) provide guidance on future contract renewals. To address the audit’s findings, the report includes five recommendations. To read the full report, click here.


Fraud Waste + Abuse Report Volume 7

Details the Fraud, Waste + Abuse Prevention Program's activities for 2013... read report here.


Ethical Climate Survey

Oakland's Ethical Climate Survey asks employees, "Do you think Oakland fosters an ethical work environment?" Click here to read the 2014 results.

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Peer Review of Oakland's Office of the City Auditor

Independent peer review team finds Oakland's Office of the City Auditor meets the highest standard in government performance auditing ... read more.