The Audit Committee performs duties and exercises powers and responsibilities as set forth in the Article 2-15 of the Salida Municipal Code. This committee does not have regular meeting dates or times; however, any meetings are posted and open to the public in accordance with Sunshine Laws.
The City Council created an Audit Committee in February 2015 for the following purposes:
(1) To provide independent review of the government’s financial reporting processes, internal controls, and independent auditors.
(2) To provide a forum separate from management in which auditors and other interested parties can candidly discuss concerns.
(3) To ensure that management properly develops and adheres to a sound system of internal controls, that procedures are in place to objectively assess management’s practices, and that the independent auditors, through their own review, objectively assess the government’s financial reporting practices.
Membership is described in Salida Municipal Code section 2-15-30. The Audit Committee is composed of at least three elected officials of the City of Salida. Once appointed, members remain on the Audit Committee for the duration of their term of office unless they resign or are removed by the City Council. Current members are as follows:
- Hal Brown
- Rusty Granzella
- Melodee Hallet
The Audit Committee is guided in the performance of its duties by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Best Practices for Audit Committees.
The Audit Committee submits a proposed budget and work plan to the full Council by September 1 each year for consideration as part of the annual budget process.