Our mission is to provide the Council with independent, objective and useful information regarding the work of city government so the Council may better exercise the power vested in it to improve the quality of life of residents of Kansas City. We do all this through performance audits conducted in accordance with the Government Auditing Standards (GAS) issued by the U.S. Comptroller General. We help hold government accountable in its stewardship of the public trust, and assist elected officials and management staff in using resources to maximize effectiveness and productivity.
We seek to accomplish our mission by evaluating department and program performance and identifying ways to make the activities of the city more efficient and effective. Our primary objectives are:
- To evaluate the efficiency, effectiveness and equity with which City departments carry out their financial, management and program responsibilities.
- To assist the City Council and management staff in carrying out their responsibilities by providing them with objective and timely information on the conduct of city operations, together with our analysis, conclusions, and recommendations.
Our goal is to conduct audits that answer questions that matter to people outside of City Hall; that enable the city to reduce, avoid or recover costs; and to alert City officials to potential problems that could undermine the publics trust in City government.