Report 2011-131 Recommendation 15 Responses

Report 2011-131: City of Vernon: Although Reform Is Ongoing, Past Poor Decision Making Threatens Its Financial Stability (Release Date: June 2012)

Recommendation #15 To: Vernon, City of

To better control contract expenditures and ensure that it receives the best value for the services it purchases, the city should require contract managers to use logs to monitor payments and the contractor's progress toward completion of required deliverables.

1-Year Agency Response

As of October 2012, contract managers in all City departments have been trained by the IT Department on the use of the City's ERP system to run periodic queries in order to log and monitor payments under a particular contract.

  • Completion Date: October 2012
  • Response Date: July 2013

California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Fully Implemented


6-Month Agency Response

The city indicated that by the end of March 2013 it will complete training of contract managers on the use of the city's ERP system to run periodic queries in order to log and monitor payments under a particular contract.

  • Response Date: January 2013

California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Partially Implemented


60-Day Agency Response

The city states that a top priority for its recently appointed city attorney will be to develop a comprehensive contracting policy resolution for city council approval, but it did not give a time frame for completion. (See 2013-406, p. 193)

  • Response Date: August 2012

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Pending


All Recommendations in 2011-131

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.


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