Report 2012-109 Recommendation 10 Responses

Report 2012-109: City of San Diego: Although It Generally Followed Requirements for Reviewing Permits, It Could Do More to Protect Historical Resources and to Notify the Public Properly About Its Actions (Release Date: April 2013)

Recommendation #10 To: San Diego Ethics Commission, City of

To ensure that San Diego's unclassified employees attend ethics training as required by the city council, the commission should either follow the city council's policy or seek a change to align the policy with its current practice.

Agency Response*

Revisions to Council Policy 000-04 approved by City Council on September 17, 2013. Link to revised Council Policy sent via email to Joanne Quarles.

  • Response Type†: 6-Month
  • Completion Date: October 2013
  • Response Date: October 2013

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented


Agency Response*

The ethics commission provided a strike-out of the revised council policy it approved. In addition, the ethics commission stated that the revised city council policy is currently pending the approval of the Office of the City Attorney. The revised policy states that designated employees shall complete the ethics commission's ethics orientation training within 90 days of assuming office, and thereafter complete the ethics commission's continuing education program on a biennial basis.

  • Response Type†: 60-Day
  • Response Date: June 2013

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Partially Implemented


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†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.


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