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File #: 2020-060    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Discussion Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 1/28/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 2/18/2020 Final action:
Title: CONSIDER THE INDEPENDENT ACCOUNTANT'S REPORT RELATING TO THE CITY'S SPECIAL EVENTS FUND, THE CARSON COMMUNITY FOUNDATION AND CITY OF CARSON CULTURAL ARTS PROGRAM (CITY COUNCIL)
Attachments: 1. Independent Accuntants' Report of Carson Special Events
Report to Mayor and City Council
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Discussion


SUBJECT:
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CONSIDER THE INDEPENDENT ACCOUNTANT'S REPORT RELATING TO THE CITY'S SPECIAL EVENTS FUND, THE CARSON COMMUNITY FOUNDATION AND CITY OF CARSON CULTURAL ARTS PROGRAM (CITY COUNCIL)

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I. SUMMARY

On March 19, 2019, during discussion of Agenda item No. 2019-017, the City Council directed staff to move forward with a review of the City's community services events, including revenues, expenditures and contracts, as well as the Carson Community Foundation.
Submitted for Council's review is an Independent Accountant's report detailing the City of Carson's special events fund, the Carson Community Foundation and Carson Cultural Arts Program.

II. RECOMMENDATION
Recommendation

Staff recommends that City Council accept and adopt the Independent Accountant's Report and direct staff to return to the City Council with recommended policies to implement the Report recommendations.


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III. ALTERNATIVES

TAKE another action the City Council deems appropriate.

IV. BACKGROUND

On March 19, 2019, the City Council directed staff to move forward with the next steps related to reviewing the Specials Events fund, Carson Community Foundation and Carson Cultural Arts Foundation. Staff released an informal request for proposals and qualifications on April 6, 2019, per City Council direction to move expeditiously. The information solicited was sent to 3 financial advisory firms. Staff reviewed the proposals and selected Gruber and Associates based upon its experience working with the City and its expertise with this type of financial analysis. On July 22, 2019, the City Manager authorized the service agreement with Gruber and Associates and Purchase Order No. 22000101 was issued.
Gruber and Associates evaluated the City of Carson's internal controls and processes related to the City of Carson's Special Events Fund. Interviews were conducted with selected individuals with knowledge of the ...

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