Tuesday, February 3, 2015

HB 2308 Independent Internal Auditor Legislation to House of Delegates Subcommittee February 4th


Hello,

Several Arlington residents contacted their Delegates in the General Assembly and asked for information about the status of the legislation that would allow the County Board to appoint an Independent Internal Auditor.

The legislation has been assigned to a subcommittee of the Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns and will be taken up by the subcommittee at 7:30 AM on Wednesday, February 4th.

Here's the text of the Independent Internal Auditor legislation, introduced by Delegate Hope.

HB 2308 County manager plan of government; governing body (Arlington County) may appoint county auditor

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED;

County manager plan of government; county auditor. Allows the governing body in a county with the county manager plan of government (Arlington County) to appoint a county auditor. The county auditor shall have the power to make performance reviews of operations of county agencies or county-funded programs to to ascertain that sums appropriated are expended for the purposes for which such appropriations were made and to evaluate the effectiveness of these agencies and programs.

Please call your Delegate and Senator and ask them to support this legislation, including mandating that an independent internal auditor report directly to the Arlington County Board.

Cindy


27 Comments:

At 03 February, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What does it say about the state of our state when counties have to ask permission of the state legislature to enact basic reforms?

 
At 04 February, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unclear from comments about this by the County Board at the CivFed meeting how this would work if approved by the General Assembly.

 
At 04 February, 2015 , Anonymous Pike Rider said...

I attended the Civic Federation meeting last night and it's unclear who will report to whom at 2100 Clarendon Blvd.

 
At 04 February, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Answer from Mary Hynes about why the County maintains a $600 million slush fund was unacceptable. Especially when the banks where the money is deposited lend our tax revenue out short-term at high rates of interest.

 
At 04 February, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Earth to County Board: We badly need an independent internal auditor, not an auditor charade.

 
At 04 February, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

People, we are paying for school buses (many school buses) that are dropping off and picking up 2 students. We are paying $90,000 to hire teachers with two advanced degrees to teach 3rd Grade arithmetic. At least 400 students whose parents are not legal residents of Arlington County have their kids enrolled in Arlington schools. And on it goes....

I agree that the waste and mismanagement in APS could fund the school systems in two small counties downstate.

 
At 04 February, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why the discussion by the County Board over who the auditor reports to?

 
At 04 February, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Call Delegate Hope's office in Richmond for info: 804-698-1047

 
At 04 February, 2015 , Anonymous 2100 said...

Passed the subcommittee unanimously...on to the full C C & T Committee.

 
At 04 February, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mary Hynes is retiring...Yipeee.

 
At 05 February, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yupette, please do a feature on the massive waste of tax dollars caused by the gross under-utilization of APS's school buses by parents.

 
At 05 February, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Time to elect two more Independents to the County Board...to dismantle the corporate welfare, welfare for the wealthy, ans welfare for non-profits welfare state.

 
At 05 February, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

HB 2308 will be heard by the full Committee on Counties, Cities, and Towns at 8 AM on February 6th.

 
At 06 February, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

C C and T Committee approved HB 2308 unanimously this morning 22-0

 
At 06 February, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yipee !!!

 
At 07 February, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

House of Delegates will vote on HB 2308 next week.

 
At 07 February, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why can't a wooden board be placed over the steel seats in the $1 million bus shelter so people can sit while they're waiting for a bus in winter?

 
At 07 February, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't do it. Then the bus shelter would be useful.

 
At 07 February, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

How much is still being spent on designing streetcar systems for the Pike and Crystal City?

 
At 08 February, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Corrupt local media elite and their chamber of commerce controllers are very unhappy.

 
At 08 February, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want a top to bottom audit of the County's entire financial system to determine how and why homeowners are being stuck with paying for the FY 2106 budget increases.

 
At 10 February, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

HB 2308 should be approved by the House of Delegates today, February 10th.

 
At 11 February, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

HB 2308 unanimously passed the House of Delegates.

 
At 11 February, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Call your senators...especially Barbara Favola. Tell them no excuses for voting against this.

 
At 11 February, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Never mind an auditor. FBI should cart away the contents of the County Managers office suite for a forensic audit.

 
At 23 April, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please do an expose on the corruption in DHS especially division of social services

 
At 23 April, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Favola was part of it when she was there on the county board. She is just as corrupt as anybody there now.

 

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