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City of Riverside Appointed City Auditor, Measure E (June 2012)
If Measure E had been approved, the city would have henceforward appointed people to fill the role of city auditor rather than having the position filled by the city's manager.
Riverside has had an internal city audit function since 2005.
A simple majority was required for approval.
- These final results are from the Riverside County elections office.
Supporters said that Measure E would bring about greater accountability in how the city's finances are administered.
Measure E was endorsed by the editorial board of the Press Enterprise. They wrote, "Yes. This city charter amendment would make the auditor independent of the city manager."
Opponents said that Measure E would increase city costs and decrease efficiency.
The question on the ballot:
|MEASURE E: "Shall the Charter of the City of Riverside be amended to include a new Charter officer, the City Auditor, appointed by the City Council, with the powers and duties of the City Auditor set by ordinance of the City Council?"|
- Press Enterprise, "Charter proposal would change city auditor’s boss," May 7, 2012
- Press Enterprise, "ELECTION: The P-E endorses," May 13, 2012
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.