2014 Issue 12, Audit Cmmtee

2014 Issue 12, Audit Cmmtee

I.          Summary

             Issue 12 is a charter amendment measure placed on the ballot by Cuyahoga County Council to change the composition of the County Audit Committee.

             The Audit Committee meets at least quarterly, provides internal audit services, and oversees internal and external audits.  At present, the County Audit Committee is comprised of the Fiscal Officer, the County Executive, Council President and two county residents appointed by the Executive and confirmed by Council.

             This change would shift remove the Fiscal Officer and the County Executive and replace them with a member of Council appointed by the President of Council and with a county resident appointed by the County Executive and approved by Council.

             The Audit Committee would then consist of the Council President, a member of Council, and three county residents appointed by the Executive and confirmed by Council. 

             The Citizens League is not taking a position on the merit of these changes. We have provided this information to educate the voters about their decision.

 II.        Background

             A.        History

             This modification is not one proposed by the Charter Review Commission, which issued its final report on July 1, 2013.

             B.        Ballot Language

 PROPOSED CHARTER AMENDMENT

COUNTY OF CUYAHOGA

A majority affirmative vote is necessary for passage.

Shall Article XI, Section 11.01 of the Charter of the County of Cuyahoga be amended to change the composition of the County Audit Committee by replacing the Fiscal Officer and County Executive with a member of Council appointed by the President of Council and an additional resident of the County appointed by the County Executive and Confirmed by Council

 

PROPUESTA DE ENMIENDA A LOS ESTATUTOS

CONDADO DE CUYAHOGA

Se requiere un voto afirmativo por mayoría para su aprobación.

¿Deberá enmendarse el Artículo XI, Sección 11.01 de los Estatutos del Condado de Cuyahoga para cambiar

la composición del Comité de Auditoría del Condado al reemplazar al Funcionario Fiscal y Ejecutivo del

Condado por un miembro del Consejo nombrado por el Presidente del Consejo y un residente adicional del

Condado nombrado por el Ejecutivo del Condado y confirmado por el Consejo?

 

III.       Additional Resources

Charter Review Commission web site, where meeting materials are accessible.

 http://bc.cuyahogacounty.us/en-US/charter-review-commission.aspx

Audit Committee web site, containing meeting agendas, minutes and other materials.

 

http://bc.cuyahogacounty.us/en-US/Audit-Committee.aspx