City of San Diego Financial Officers and Audits, Proposition C (June 2008)
Proposition C rearranged how administrative financial responsibilities are handled in the city of San Diego. If meant that the mayor hires the city auditor, whose job is to scrutinize the city's books and ensure their accuracy. However, under "C", the mayor can't fire the auditor--rather, the city auditor would be supervised by a three-member audit committee composed of City Council members.
In 2006, the Securities and Exchange Commission sanctioned San Diego for failing to fully disclose to potential investors the scope of its $1 billion pension fund shortfall and retiree health care obligations.
- These final, certified, results are from the San Diego County elections office.
On May 16, some elected officials and City Council candidates gathered outside San Diego's City Hall to urge voters to vote against Measure C. They said it would give Mayor Jerry Sanders too much control over financial accountability in the city.
The question on the ballot:
|PROPOSITION C: "Shall the voters approve amendments to the Charter to establish or modify the offices and responsibilities of a Chief Financial Officer, City Auditor, and Independent Budget Analyst; modify the City Treasurer appointment process; and create an Audit Committee to oversee the City Auditor?"|
- Text of Measure C
- Ballot measure campaign starts slowly San Diego Union-Tribune, March 27, 2008
- Rally held to support independent city auditor, May 16, 2008