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

Pacific Coast Highway

Oregon DOT Audit Gives Mixed Review

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.

February 2, 2017 - The Oregonian

Los Angeles Residential

Audit: Los Angeles' Density Bonus Program Falls Short of Expectations

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.

January 27, 2017 - KPCC

HUD Decides to Evict 'Over-Income' Public Housing Tenants

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.

August 20, 2015 - The Washington Post

Denver Bikes

Severe Underfunding Hurts Denver Bike Plan

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.

July 31, 2015 - The Denver Post

Audit Finds Room for Improvement on Management of Citi Bike

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.

December 15, 2014 - Next City

Audit Rips CA Redevelopment Agencies

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.

March 8, 2011 - Los Angeles Times

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