Audit shows Community Planning Groups may be in violation of Brown Act

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Audit Committee Chairman Scott Sherman first Audit Committee Meeting of 2019 a performance audit of San Diego’s Community Planning Groups (CPGs) was released.

The audit discovered that many CPGs lack transparency, have inconsistent records retention, and may not comply with the Brown Act.

“Volunteers who serve on Community Planning Groups provide a vital service to their city and community,” said Sherman. “It is important that city officials provide them with the proper tools and guidance to ensure the boards they serve on operate more effectively.”

Other findings by Sherman of the audit include:

  • Renters are not adequately represented on CPG boards
  • CPGs lack transparency because they are not consistently submitting or retaining documents
  • Some CPG member continue to serve on boards after term limits have expired

The Audit Committee voted unanimously to forward the report to the full council with recommendations to update Council Policy.

Highlights of other recommendations can be found here.

To review the full audit, please click here. The performance audit will be item number 3 on the docket.

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