City Council Appoints Performance Auditing Committee Members

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‘Work of gov’t goes on, thanks to efforts of impressive group of task force members’, says Lewis

Councilmember Andrew J. Lewis (District 7 – Pioneer Square to Magnolia) was appointed chair of the newly-formed nine-member working group tasked with producing a set of recommendations for enhancing the role of the Auditor’s office. 

Joining him on the Seattle Committee on Performance Auditing will be government officials, former public and private auditors, labor leaders, academics, and leaders in the community, including:

  • Cheryle Broom
  • Shaun Van Eyk
  • LaVonne Griffin-Valade
  • Justin Marlowe
  • Estela Ortega
  • Bob Thomas
  • Lisa Judge
  • David Jones

Lewis’ Resolution 31941, passed earlier this month, is intended to establish a more efficient and efficacious city government, with the work of committee members, who together will produce a set of recommendations for the Council to consider this fall.

The  Committee on Performance Auditing  will hold publicly accessible meetings between April and July, and is expected to report back on July 31st of this year. The first of those meetings will be held Thursday, April 30, from 2:00-4:00p. Their recommendations will be delivered to members of the City Council as a basis for subsequent legislation and fiscal requests to the Mayor’s budget.

“Now more than ever we must find efficiencies and drive reforms with cost saving implications for the city,” said Lewis.  Inspired by the work at King County, Lewis called for action in Seattle in a 2018 Op-Ed, and committed to creating a ‘culture of constant improvement’.   

Similar to other Council-sponsored advisory groups, the committee will meet virtually.  Lewis will also field pre-submitted questions during regular Chair’s reports, and afford members of the public an opportunity to listen along in real time. For more information about participating in the meeting or to monitor the discussion, please contact District Director Parker Dawson:

“It is my hope, in this economic environment that is similar to the King County model, which has saved an estimated $125 million over the past 3 years, a robust increase in auditing practices could help Seattle save millions of dollars year over year,” Lewis concluded.