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File #: 2020-0422    Version: 1
Type: Motion Status: Lapsed
File created: 12/8/2020 In control: Government Accountability and Oversight Committee
On agenda: Final action: 2/1/2021
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: A MOTION related to council approval of the Amended King County Auditor's Office 2019-20 Work Program, dated April 9, 2020; and rescinding Motion 15295.
Sponsors: Pete von Reichbauer
Indexes: Auditor, Planning
Attachments: 1. A. Amended King County Auditor's Office 2019-2020 Work Program, 2. 2020-0421 & 2020-0422 transmittal letter
Title
A MOTION related to council approval of the Amended King County Auditor's Office 2019-20 Work Program, dated April 9, 2020; and rescinding Motion 15295.
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WHEREAS, on March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 virus outbreak a pandemic, and
WHEREAS, as of April 5, 2020, 8,384 people in Washington state have been diagnosed with and 372 people have died from COVID-19, and
WHEREAS, Governor Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency in response to the cases of COVID-19 in Washington state on February 29, 2020, and
WHEREAS, the King County executive issued a proclamation of emergency on March 1, 2020, in order to exercise the executive's emergency powers, and
WHEREAS, K.C.C. 2.20.040 states that the council shall review and approve by motion a work program proposed by the auditor at least every two years, and
WHEREAS, K.C.C. 2.20.040 further states that to respond to emerging issues or circumstances, the auditor may request that the council by motion amend the work program, and
WHEREAS, the mission of the county auditor's office is to advance performance, accountability, transparency and equity of King County government through objective, independent audits, capital projects oversight, studies and activities that generally assist the council in its oversight function, and
WHEREAS, the work program shall include audits, studies or oversight of operations, programs or services to be conducted and managed by the county auditor's office promoting due diligence by county officials and serving the public interest, and
WHEREAS, the 2019-20 county auditor's work program was approved via Motion 15295, and
WHEREAS, conducting audit work now will help ensure that King County's response to the COVID-19 emergency is transparent, effective and efficient, and
WHEREAS, the 2019-20 county auditor's work program is now being amended to add an audit of King County's response to the COVID-19 pandemic titled Pandemic Response, and
WHEREAS, add...

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