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Independent City Auditor. Reporting Directly to the Residents.


Serving Oakland With Integrity.


Builds Trust. Strengthens City Government.


Valuing Our Community.


Working Together. For a Better Future.

City Auditor Courtney Ruby, CPA, CFE

Courtney Ruby, standing

Independent City Auditor.
Serving Oakland With Integrity.

The City Auditor works for, and reports to, the residents of Oakland. The Auditor is responsible for keeping Oakland’s government transparent and accountable by conducting performance audits of local government services. To make sure this work is done objectively and without bias, the Auditor is not connected to any other City department and has no day-to-day financial or management duties in/for the City of Oakland.

What We Do

Like you, we love Oakland and desire a responsible City government that uses your funds wisely! So, we independently conduct performance audits that return in-depth and meaningful results to Oakland residents by utilizing an audit approach to identify the areas of our City government most vulnerable to fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement. We communicate to the public the results of our audits through reports containing recommendations for a more effective and efficient government. These recommendations are passed on to the City Administration so they can improve City operations and services provided to you.

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Whistleblower Program

This confidential hotline is for employees or residents to report fraud, waste, and abuse in the City of Oakland. Available 24/7. Learn More.

Our Work

Audit Reports & More

The City Auditor performs audits or reviews to ensure the City is operating efficiently and effectively. Learn more about our work. Learn More.

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