FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 12, 2015
City Auditor’s Office releases summary of governance practices
Today, the City Auditor’s Office released an audit on governance. Governance deals with what an organization should do and focuses on planning, setting goals and objectives, and developing policies to guide the organization and monitor its progress. As part of this audit, which is required to be completed every four years, the Auditor’s Office sends a governance checklist to governing or policy boards of the City. The checklist is a tool that boards and commission should use to assess their governance practices and a framework the Mayor and City Council should use to ask city boards and commissions questions about their governance practices.
Boards and commissions oversee many important functions and activities in Kansas City, such as, maintenance of parks and recreation activities, the delivery of police services, and the use of development incentives. In 2014, the 17 City boards and commissions the City Auditor’s Office surveyed spent almost $510 million. The audit report summarizes the boards’ and commissions’ written responses to questions about their governance practices.
To view the report, go to kcmo.gov/cityauditor
Media inquiries should be directed to City Auditor, Douglas Jones, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 816-513-3303.