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File #: 18-1950    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 12/13/2018 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 1/8/2019 Final action: 1/8/2019
Title: Chief Administrative Officer and Auditor-Controller recommending the Board approve and adopt revisions to Policy B-12, Fiscal Review Process. FUNDING: N/A
Attachments: 1. A - Policy B-12, 2. B - Policy B-12 Redline

Title

Chief Administrative Officer and Auditor-Controller recommending the Board approve and adopt revisions to Policy B-12, Fiscal Review Process.

 

FUNDING:  N/A

Body

DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND

The 2000-01 Grand Jury recommended that all written recommendations to the Board of Supervisors concerning items of large financial impact should be submitted to the Auditor-Controller for consultation prior to submission of those recommendations to the Board. On March 25, 2003, the Board of Supervisors approved a draft policy that outlines which types of financial decisions are to be reviewed by the Auditor-Controller prior to commitments being made by the Board of Supervisors or any other responsible officer.

 

Consistent with Strategic Plan Good Governance Goal to update all Board policies, the Auditor and Chief Administrative reviewed and updated the dollar thresholds as well as the review process to include notification to the Auditor in Legistar.  The policy was shared and discussed with Department Heads at their December 7, 2018, meeting.

 

ALTERNATIVES

The Board could choose to not adopt the revisions, or could suggest that further revisions be made.

 

PRIOR BOARD ACTION

The Board last approved this Policy on March 1, 2005.

 

OTHER DEPARTMENT / AGENCY INVOLVEMENT

N/A

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT

N/A

 

CLERK OF THE BOARD FOLLOW UP ACTIONS

The Clerk of the Board will post the approved policy to the County's website and distribute to all Department Heads.

 

STRATEGIC PLAN COMPONENT

Good Governance

 

CONTACT

Don Ashton, CAO

Joe Harn, Auditor-Controller