The city auditor is appointed by and reports to the City Council. The city charter establishes the position of the city auditor as independent of the city manager and responsible only to the Mayor and City Council. The charter grants the city auditor complete access to all the City’s books and records. The city auditor uses this access, independence and authority in performing this charter mandate to carry on a continuous investigation of the work of all City departments. The City Council’s Finance, Governance and Ethics Committee oversees the activities of the city auditor.
Section 1116 of the Charter of Kansas City, Missouri, establishes the Municipal Officials and Officers Ethics Commission
The Commission has the power and duty to render advisory opinions and to investigate and report on allegations of violations of the citys charter and ordinances, concerning conflict of interest and financial disclosure by elected and appointed officials. The City Auditors Office forwards a copy of all our audit reports and other works to the Ethics Commission in accordance with Ordinance 080152. For more information on the Commission or to fill out a form, visit the Ethics Commission web page.