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Press Releases

June 10, 2019

Audit Reveals OPD’s Overtime Budgetary Practices in Dire Need of an Overhaul

Over last four years Oakland Police Department averaged nearly $30 million in overtime costs and issues raised in 2015 audit remain unresolved.

November 15, 2018

Special Review of The Unity Council, Confirms Resolution of Financial Challenges

The Management Team and Board of Directors are Working Hard to Strengthen the Financial Stability of the Organization and its Operations

September 13, 2018

Audit Finds Oakland Businesses are Forced to Wait Up to One Year for City Tax Refunds

Unclear City Guidelines & Outdated Procedures are Obstacles to Issuing Timely Tax Refunds

August 22, 2018

Audit of Measure D, the Kids First! Oakland Fund for Children and Youth Act, finds funding and spending issues

$2 million of required adjustments were not completed on time

May 29, 2018

Audit of Measure Q: Library Services Retention Act

Measure Q expenditures substantially met the Measure’s requirements, with possible exceptions in 2 years

May 29, 2018

Oakland Fire Department spent Measure M & N proceeds as intended, but audit stresses the need for better management of controlled substances and more detailed spending plans

The Office of the City Auditor released the audits of Measures M (Emergency Medical Services Retention Act) and N (Paramedic Services Act in 1997) for fiscal years (FY) 2015-16 and FY 2016-17.

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