NLPES Library-Local Government

5/27/2020

Issues Covered by This Site

This section of the NLPES Audit Report Library includes audit reports about local government; review of county and municipal government functions; and other related issues.

Instructions for Using the Report Library

To access any report listed below, go to the legislative program evaluation or performance audit agency's website. A link to the agency is provided at the end of each report citation. If you cannot locate the report, contact Brenda Erickson or the NLPES key contact for that office.

2018 Reports

  • San Diego’s Hepatitis A Outbreak: By Acting More Quickly, the County and City of San Diego Might Have Reduced the Spread of the Disease (December 2018), Report 2018-116, California State Auditor’s Office; https://www.auditor.ca.gov/
  • Tulare Local Healthcare District: Past Poor Decisions Contributed to the Closure of the Medical Center, and Licensing Issues May Delay Its Reopening (October 2018), Report 2018‑102, California State Auditor’s Office; https://www.auditor.ca.gov/
  • Community Child Care Council of Santa Clara County: Because It Disadvantaged Some Families and Misused State Funds, It Could Benefit From Increased Monitoring by the California Department of Education (April 2018), Report 2017‑116, California State Auditor’s Office; https://www.auditor.ca.gov/
  • South Orange County Wastewater Authority: It Should Continue to Improve Its Accounting of Member Agencies’ Funds and Determine Whether Members Are Responsible for Its Unfunded Liabilities (March 2018), Report 2017‑113, California State Auditor’s Office; https://www.auditor.ca.gov/
  • San Diego County’s Health and Human Services Agency: It Cannot Demonstrate That It Employs the Appropriate Number of Public Health Nurses to Efficiently Serve Its Residents (July 2018), Report 2017‑124, California State Auditor’s Office; https://www.auditor.ca.gov/
  • Kansas Department of Health and Environment: Evaluating Issues Related to the Bureau of Disease Control and Prevention (Limited Scope) (December 2018), L-18-022, Kansas Legislative Division of Post Audit; www.kslpa.org
  • Community Mental Health: Evaluating Mental Health Services in Local Jails (April 2018), R-18-004, Kansas Legislative Division of Post Audit; www.kslpa.org
  • Lobbying Services: Evaluating a Small Sample of Local Governments’ Reported Payments to Lobbyists and Associations with Lobbyists (September 2018), L-18-011, Kansas Legislative Division of Post Audit; www.kslpa.org
  • State Bond Commission: Lower Government Bond Issuance Costs (July 2018), Louisiana Legislative Auditor; https://www.lla.la.gov/
  • A Review of the Jackson Convention and Visitors Bureau (November 2018), Report #626, Mississippi Joint Legislative Committee on Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review, https://www.peer.ms.gov/Pages/default.aspx
  • A Review of Local Special Tax Levies (September 2018), Report #623, Mississippi Joint Legislative Committee on Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review, https://www.peer.ms.gov/Pages/default.aspx
  • A Limited Management and Compliance Review of Harrison County (January 2018), Report #617, Mississippi Joint Legislative Committee on Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review, https://www.peer.ms.gov/Pages/default.aspx
  • Review of the Criminal Justice System in Bernalillo County (July 2018), #18-05, New Mexico Legislative Finance Committee; https://www.nmlegis.gov/Entity/LFC/Default
  • Costs to Implement the Right-to-Know Law (February 2018), Pennsylvania Legislative Budget and Finance Committee; http://lbfc.legis.state.pa.us
  • Lodging Tax Expenditures (July 2018), Washington Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee; http://leg.wa.gov/jlarc/

2019 Reports

  • Fallen Leaf Lake Community Services District: Its Billing Practices and Small Electorate Jeopardize Its Ability to Provide Services (July 2019), Report 2018-133, California State Auditor’s Office; https://www.auditor.ca.gov/
  • San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission: Its Failure to Perform Key Responsibilities Has Allowed Ongoing Harm to the San Francisco Bay (May 2019), Report 2018-120, California State Auditor’s Office; https://www.auditor.ca.gov/
  • Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services: It Has Not Adequately Ensured the Health and Safety of All Children in Its Care (May 2019), Report 2018-126, California State Auditor’s Office; https://www.auditor.ca.gov/
  • City and County Contracts With U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement: Local Governments Must Improve Oversight to Address Health and Safety Concerns and Cost Overruns (February 2019), Report 2018-117, California State Auditor’s Office; https://www.auditor.ca.gov/
  • City of Lincoln: Financial Mismanagement, Insufficient Accountability, and Lax Oversight Threaten the City’s Stability (March 2019), Report 2018-110, California State Auditor’s Office; https://www.auditor.ca.gov/
  • A Limited Management and Financial Review of Tunica County (October 2019), Report #633, Mississippi Joint Legislative Committee on Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review, https://www.peer.ms.gov/Pages/default.aspx

2020 Reports

  • Orleans Parish Assessor—Analysis of Residential and Commercial Property Appraisals in Orleans Parish for Tax Year 2020 (March 2020), Louisiana Legislative Auditor; https://www.lla.la.gov/
  • New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board—Implementation of New Billing System and Oversight of Billing Processes (March 2020), Louisiana Legislative Auditor; https://www.lla.la.gov/
  • Effect of COVID-19 on Local Government Revenues (May 2020), Louisiana Legislative Auditor; https://www.lla.la.gov/