To comply with the reform act, the city should ensure that any consultants identified by the city administrator as needing to file statements of economic interests submit the forms as soon as possible.
On May 7, 2013, as part of a public City Council meeting agenda and as required by the City's Conflict of Interest Code, the City Administrator issued a written report to the City Council detailing the process taken to determine which consultants are required to file Statements of Economic Interests (Form 700s) and to ensure that all timely file such statements. Said report indicated that all eleven consultants identified had filed their required Form 700s for calendar year 2012.
The city indicates that by March 2013, the city administrator and city attorney will develop a review and determination process with respect to consultants that should file statements of economic interests and provide documentation of the city administrator's determinations and notices to any affected consultants and the city clerk. The city indicates that by April 2013 the city clerk will ensure all identified consultants that it requires to file forms will have done so.
The city did not address this recommendation in its August 2012 response. (See 2013-406, p. 195)
†Response Type refers to the interval in which the auditee is providing the State Auditor with their status in implementing recommendations made in an audit report. Auditees must submit a response regarding their progress in implementing recommendations from our reports at three intervals from the release of the report: 60 days, six months, and one year or subsequent to one year.
*Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.