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Amendment to the City Charter
There will be one charter amendment on the November ballot. The Honolulu City Council proposes to amend the Charter to establish an independent Office of the City Auditor. The Council feels there is a demand for greater accountability in government that leads to a need for information about government programs and services. Currently, in addition to research on behalf of the Council, the Council's Office of Council Services (OCS) employs an auditor. This individual conducts mandated yearly financial and performance audits of all agencies, operations, and funds of the City as well as any audits the City Council requests. If the amendment passes the audit functions will be taken over by an independent auditor. The Auditor will also be given authority to independently initiate audits as well as the power of subpoena.
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