Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Scranton Circumvents Audit Law

According to the Scranton Times, the 2007 Scranton City Audit will hopefully be completed before 2009. Originally, it was reported that the 2007 audit was the latest to be completed in recent history. The Scranton Times had to run a correction to clarify the tardiness of the audit.

The 2007 audit was not actually the latest audit in recent history. Scranton’s 2006 audit was as it was not actually received by the city until 2008. This continues Scranton’s trend of late audits and disregard for Scranton’s laws. The 2005 audit didn’t arrive until October of 2006.

The law in question is Section 313 of Scranton’s Home Rule Charter. The Charter requires the audit to be completed, submitted to council, and published in the newspaper no later than May 31 of the following year.

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