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Audit Update: City advanced building permit reforms; Council and multi-bureau engagement noteworthy

This is a one-year follow-up to our 2021 report, "Long-standing inability to meet customers’ needs won’t improve without better management, sustained governance."

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Audit Update: Water Bureau not done defining roles or formulating long-term groundwater plan

This is a two-year follow-up to our 2020 report, "Groundwater: City identified risks, must develop a long-term plan to address them."

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Audit Update: Procurement Services is working to address some City credit card risks

This is a one-year follow-up to our 2021 report, "City credit card use slowed during pandemic but exposed underlying risks."

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Audit Update: Cannabis Program improved data management, communication

This is a two-year follow-up to our 2020 report, "Cannabis Program: Management fundamentals needed to improve regulation of emerging industry."

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Audit Update: New procedure reflects lessons learned from pandemic grants

This is a one-year follow-up to our 2021 report, "Prosper Portland Emergency Grants: Standards needed to ensure program integrity."

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Audit Update: Lents Urban Renewal – Spending continues, changes unlikely

This is a two-year follow-up to our 2020 report, "Lents Urban Renewal: 20 years of investment with minimal evaluation."

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Parks partially addressed wasteful spending

This is a follow-up to our 2020 hotline investigation that found wasteful spending in the Park Ranger Program.

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Audit Update: City reviewing Enhanced Services Districts, Code changes possible in September

This is a one-year follow-up to our 2020 report, "Enhanced Services Districts: City provides little oversight of privately funded public services."

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Audit Update: City improved commitments to voters, but implementation hasn’t been publicly reported

This is a second annual follow-up to our 2019 report, "The City needs to make realistic commitments to voters and ensure they are delivered."

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Audit Update: City Improved Transparency and Accountability of the Cannabis Tax

This is a two-year follow-up to our 2019 report, "Cannabis Tax: Greater transparency and accountability needed."

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Portland Parks Golf program teeing up to meet recommendations from 2019 audit

This is a two-year follow-up to our 2019 report, "Portland Parks Golf: Changes needed to ensure long-term sustainability."

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Audit Update: City approved final payment for Portland Building construction contract, lessons learned report remains

This is a two-year follow-up to our 2019 report, "Portland Building Construction Contract: Costs reviewed were compliant, although cost classifications required by contract and reconciliations need to start immediately."

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Audit Update: Intentions for equity in construction contracting are good, progress is slow

This is a one-year follow-up to our 2020 report, "Equity in Construction Contracting: Some goals achieved despite, mismanagement, waste, and gamesmanship."

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Housing Bureau communicated about bond decisions, did not emphasize ballot measure commitments

This is a two-year follow-up to our 2019 report, “Portland Housing Bond: Early implementation results mostly encouraging.”

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Police Bureau continued to make headway on managing overtime and second jobs

This is a two-year follow-up to our 2019 report, "Police Overtime: Management is lax despite high overtime use."

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Data Loss Prevention Program stronger after most recommendations implemented

This is a three-year follow-up to our 2018 report, "Data Loss Prevention: City's approach is sound but its practices should be strengthened."

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Parks improved employment systems but more work remains

Our 2020 Fraud Hotline investigation found that Portland Parks and Recreation rehired the retired City golf courses director but wasted money and broke City rules in the process. This follow-up looks at the progress Parks and Recreation has made to implement recommended changes.

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Fixing Our Streets: Transportation still not tracking and accounting for projects to maintain the spending split promised to voters

This is a two-year follow-up to our 2019 report, "Fixing Our Streets: Some accountability commitments not fulfilled."

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Water Bureau acts on conflicts of interest, new purchasing procedures

The Auditor’s Office in 2019 investigated allegations of conflicts of interest in Water Bureau purchases. This follow-up looks at the progress the Water Bureau has made to implement recommended changes.

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Portland Building: Renovation budget is not transparent, but City made progress in other areas

This is a two-year follow-up to our 2019 report, "Portland Building: Greater public transparency needed about project costs, trade-offs, and missed equity requirement."

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