Control: Economic Development and Human Services Committee
File Name: PENDING AUDITS
Agenda Item Number:
STATUS OF PENDING AUDITS
Audrey M. Edmonson, Prime Sponsor
Economic Development and Human Services Committee
Assistant County Attorney Cynthia Johnson-Stacks read the foregoing discussion item into the record.
Ms. Cathy Jackson, Director, Audit and Management Services (AMS), presented the foregoing discussion item regarding the status of pending audits. She informed the Committee of the release of the Miami-Dade Housing Agency (MDHA) Development Corporation audit report would be no later than July 4th. Ms. Jackson stated the AMS staff was simultaneously conducting audits on the Miami-Dade County Empowerment Trust and the MDHA Development Corporation. She noted she could not provide the anticipated released date of the Empowerment Trust audit and the audit report draft was being prepared at this time.
Responding to Chairwoman Edmonson’s inquiry regarding the length of time for the audit , Ms. Jackson noted her department received the request to begin an audit in March 2006 by the County Manager. She stated the audit did not begin immediately due to the increase in workload to perform other audits. Ms. Jackson provided an overview of the historical background on the initial meeting held to gather information and to begin the MDHA Development Corporation audit.
Chairwoman Edmonson stated she looked forward to the release of the MDHA Development Corporation audit report.
Ms. Jackson provided the Committee with a brief overview of the process in conducting an audit and the potential development of new information that merit further investigations during the audit.
Responding to Commissioner Moss’ inquiry regarding the projects on hold due to the audits, Ms. Curry stated a settlement agreement was reached with the MDHA Development Corporation, which included several projects that needed to move forward. She noted the agreement should be presented prior to the County Commission August recess.
Chairwoman Edmonson relinquished the Chair to Vice Chairwoman Sorenson and excused herself from the meeting to attend a funeral of a family member.
Vice Chairwoman Sorenson stated it was more important that the audit report be thorough.
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