Oct. 17, 2012 —
At the time, James indicated that she was unsure whether or not a city could specifically request an audit from the state.
“Cities do have the ability to request that the state conduct their regular annual audit. We look at these requests on a case-by-case basis to determine whether we can perform the audit ourselves, or if we refer the case to a third party,” Steitzer said.
Steitzer also stated that any in the community has the ability to request a special examination by the auditor, and that citizens with concerns or persons with any information of potential wrongdoing are encouraged to use the “Safe House” feature of the State Auditor’s website to report such matters.
“We take all allegations of waste and fraud very seriously,” Steitzer added.