In addition to its duties under Article V of Chapter 5 of the Administrative Code, the Citizens’ General Obligation Bond Oversight Committee shall serve as a Citizens Audit Review Board. In its role as the Review Board, the Oversight Committee shall provide advisory input to the Controller on matters pertaining to the functions set forth in this Appendix, and, in particular, shall:
Review the Controller’s service standards and benchmarks to ensure their accuracy and usefulness;
Review all audits to ensure that they meet the requirements set forth above;
Subject to appropriate rules ensuring the confidentiality of complainants, as well as the confidentiality of complaints referred to and handled by the District Attorney, the City Attorney, and the Ethics Commission, review citizen and employee complaints received through the whistleblower/complaint hotline and website and the Controller’s disposition of those complaints; and
Where it deems appropriate, hold public hearings regarding the results of benchmark studies and audits to encourage the adoption of “best practices” consistent with the conclusions of the studies and audits. An audio or video recording of such hearings shall be made available for public inspection free of charge.
(Added November 2003)