Fellow Gwinnettians, do you realize our county government spends approximately $1.4 billion dollars per year?
Have you ever wondered how the County ensures taxpayers are getting good value? How are county assets protected? Who determines that taxpayer funds are properly utilized?
Surely with a budget larger than the State of South Dakota someone is minding the cookie jar, right?
Many governments, particularly larger ones, have an internal audit department to provide independent oversight of taxpayer funds. We don’t have to look far to find examples of governments which include an audit function - the City of Atlanta, Dekalb County, and Cobb County all have an audit department.
Are you wondering yet if Gwinnett has an audit department? Well we had one, but for some reason the leadership of Gwinnett County decided it was no longer needed.
If Gwinnett did have an audit department, what happened to it?
Check back tomorrow to find out what the heck happened to Gwinnett County’s audit department.