Audits

City by the Bay

State Audit Faults California's Affordable Housing Development Processes

The California State Auditor's office is proposing an overhaul of the state's approach to affordable housing development, citing the cost burdens of the housing market as proof of the necessity for change.

November 18, 2020 - Auditor of the State of California

Marquam Bridge

Audit Faults Oregon DOT for Lack of Public Engagement

Faulted for lack of attention to pedestrian and bike advocates, the Oregon Department of Transportation will soon have opportunities to redeem itself.

September 6, 2020 - The Oregonian

Texas

HUD Says Dallas Owes Millions for Mismanaging Housing Funds

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is accusing Dallas of mismanagement of funds, and wants its money back.

June 21, 2019 - The Dallas Morning News

Police Show

State Audit Calls into Question the Use of Gas Tax Dollars to Fund State Police

The state with the highest fuel taxes has the second most structurally deficient bridges. According to the Pennsylvania state auditor's new report, diversion of $4.2 billion to fund the state police during the last six years is to blame.

May 3, 2019 - Beaver County Times

17th Street, Denver, Colorado

Denver to Restructure Homeless Services After Audit

The city will commit new funding and potentially a new department to better manage its homeless services.

May 2, 2019 - Smart Cities Dive

Train Rendering

Gov. Gavin Newsom to Dramatically Downsize High-Speed Rail Project

The San Francisco-to-Los Angeles bullet train may have to be renamed the Central Valley High-Speed Train according to the announcement by the new governor in his first state-of-the-state address.

February 13, 2019 - Reuters

New Jersey Transit

Audit of New Jersey Transit Highlights Problems to Address

The agency is facing a multitude of funding, management, and organizational challenges.

October 12, 2018 - The New York Times

Houston

Houston Controller Finds Fault with Key Economic Development Program

A new report finds that Houston might not be holding private partners accountable for promised infrastructure improvements.

March 28, 2018 - Houston Chronicle

D.C. Auditor Reveals Blight Enforcement Shortcomings

There's a surprising amount of vacancies and blight in the nation's capital, and District officials aren't doing everything in their power to address the challenge.

September 22, 2017 - The Washington Post

Houston

Mounting Evidence of the Houston Housing Authority's Poor Performance

Both the local newspaper and the controller's office have found evidence that the Houston Housing Authority fails to deliver projects that match the amount of funding it receives.

July 12, 2017 - Houston Chronicle

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