FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 11, 2018
Contact: Marshanna Hester
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. has issued the following statement in response to the Office of Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway’s acceptance to conduct a comprehensive audit of the County’s fiscal policies.
“I would like to thank State Auditor Nicole Galloway for agreeing to perform an audit of Jackson County’s financial policies and practices. It is our duty to hold ourselves, our policies and our practices up to the light, and if issues are discovered, it is our job to fix them. More importantly, taxpayers deserve to know that we are being responsible stewards of their dollars.
Additionally, I am grateful for the Legislature’s support of my request to conduct an audit of the County. Our unanimous support is a testament to our shared commitment to operating a government that’s effective, efficient and transparent. County staff and I look forward to supporting and participating in this process to help the auditors complete their scope of work.”
Following the FY2018 budget process, the County Executive on January 3 recommended that the Jackson County Legislature request the Office of Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway conduct a thorough and independent audit of Jackson County. State law requires that such a request come from the County Legislature.
On February 26, the Jackson County Legislature adopted Resolution #19745 requesting that the State Auditor’s Office conduct an audit of Jackson County’s financial records.
The press release from the Missouri State Auditor’s Office can be found here.
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