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Audits

June 21, 2019, 1pm PDT
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is accusing Dallas of mismanagement of funds, and wants its money back.
The Dallas Morning News
May 3, 2019, 12pm PDT
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.
Beaver County Times
May 2, 2019, 12pm PDT
The city will commit new funding and potentially a new department to better manage its homeless services.
Smart Cities Dive
February 13, 2019, 8am PST
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.
Reuters
October 12, 2018, 10am PDT
The agency is facing a multitude of funding, management, and organizational challenges.
The New York Times
March 28, 2018, 7am PDT
A new report finds that Houston might not be holding private partners accountable for promised infrastructure improvements.
Houston Chronicle
September 22, 2017, 9am PDT
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.
The Washington Post
July 12, 2017, 6am PDT
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.
Houston Chronicle
February 2, 2017, 2pm PST
Independent auditing from consulting group McKinsey found Oregon's Department of Transportation wastes too much money in cost overruns, especially on small projects that also tend to finish late.
The Oregonian
January 27, 2017, 10am PST
Josie Huang reports on a new audit from the Los Angeles City Controller finding that the city's density bonus program is falling short of its goals for delivering affordable housing.
KPCC
August 20, 2015, 9am PDT
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has shifted its response to an audit finding tens of thousands "over-income" residents living in subsidized housing.
The Washington Post
July 31, 2015, 12pm PDT
According to an audit, the Denver Moves plan hasn't lived up to its goals, mainly because of a poor showing in the city's budget since implementation in 2011.
The Denver Post
December 15, 2014, 9am PST
The office of New York Comptroller Scott Stringer has performed an audit of New York City Bike Share's contract with the New York City Department of Transportation. The audit finds poor oversight and maintenance of the Citi Bike system.
Next City
March 8, 2011, 1pm PST
California Controller John Chiang, an independent, elected officer, audited 18 of the state's 425 redevelopment agencies (representing 16% of all RDA dollars) and found huge differences in how blight is defined and a lack of accountability.
Los Angeles Times