City of Seattle Audit

For those intrepid souls willing to look at something written by an auditor, the Seattle Auditor’s report for 2007 gives an interesting list of areas in which the City needs improvement. Some are refrains we hear year after year, but the report should be taken as a potentially useful tool for those engaged with the City on any of the listed issues. It covers topics ranging form the massively under financed duty to represent indigents to the substantially disregarded Cable Customer Bill of Rights, which got so much attention when it was passed. The report is here. Those who do not already subscribe might be interested in Nick Licata’s newsletter called “Urban Politics.” To subscribe go to

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