Report 2011-131 Recommendation 26 Responses

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

Recommendation #26 To: Vernon, City of

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.

1-Year Agency Response

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.

  • Completion Date: April 2013
  • Response Date: July 2013

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

6-Month Agency Response

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.

  • Response Date: January 2013

California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: No Action Taken

60-Day Agency Response

The city did not address this recommendation in its August 2012 response. (See 2013-406, p. 195)

  • Response Date: August 2012

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: No Action Taken

All Recommendations in 2011-131

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.