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Letter: Appropriate checks and balances
September 13, 2013, 05:00 AM Letter

Editor,

Sue Lempert stated in her Sept. 9 column “A real contest in San Mateo” that an audit of Community Development Department in San Mateo “only adds to the costs of the 7-Eleven debacle.” What does Sue not understand? San Mateo city offices are accountable to the taxpayers who fund those offices. City, county and state offices should have controls in place, and those controls should be independently tested to ensure they are operating effectively. That includes audits of all significant departments. Sue should have done more research. Examine the department audits that are a regular occurrence in Palo Alto and other cities in our state and see the significant weaknesses that have been uncovered and corrected as a result of department audits.

Many of us were surprised that such audits have not been in place already. Kudos to the members of the City Council — Robert Ross, David Lim and Maureen Freschet — who voted “yes” for audit of the Community Development Department in San Mateo. Robert Ross and David Lim are both up for re-election. They deserve to be re-elected for many reasons, including recognizing that City Hall should not operate unchecked.

Christine and Peter Stiles

San Mateo

 

 

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