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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 Parking Citation Void Process

The audit found that the City of Oakland is foregoing a substantial amount of parking citation revenue and incurring unnecessary processing expenses due to a lack of management oversight, outdated policies and procedures, inadequate training of staff and underutilization of technology and equipment. Read the full report here.

Audit of Cash Handling in the Revenue Management Bureau

The objective of this audit was to confirm that cashiering systems and cash handling process controls are sufficient to safeguard against significant misappropriation and here to read the full report.

Performance Audit of the City of Oakland Rent Adjustment Program

The audit's objectives were to confirm that efficiencies are utilized to enhance the process of timely appointments of vacant positions on the Rent Board and education and outreach programs for tenants and landlords...  read the report 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.