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Council President Scott Peters said he told one of the consultants from Kroll Inc. to attend an upcoming council meeting “as soon as possible” to present the group’s long-awaited report on the its 17-month probe into City Hall finances.

At his weekly press briefing today, Peters said he told consultant Troy Dahlberg that he has set aside time during the next few weeks’ worth of council meetings for Kroll to come present its findings. He said he hopes Kroll – also known as the audit committee – will show up before the summer recess, which begins Aug. 8, but said he would call a special meeting during the recess if the audit committee was ready then.

Dahlberg did not commit one way or the other, Peters said.

When asked by a reporter if Dahlberg asked for more money, he said he thought Kroll was clear that the city will not dole out more than the $20.3 million it has spent on the report. Peters said money did come up once in the conversation with Dahlberg.

“He said that the corporate office wants them to wrap it up because they aren’t getting more money,” Peters said.

Peters also said he believed the report was over 300 pages, but reiterated that he had not seen a draft.

The council president said that Dahlberg told him that two snags remain before Kroll releases the report. First, the audit committee is uncertain how to best reflect a liability known as the “Corbett settlement” in the city’s books. Second, Kroll is grappling with invoices from the City Attorney’s Office, before Mike Aguirre held the post, to the city’s enterprise funds.

He said it wouldn’t be useful for Kroll to testify before the council without having its report completed. Council members last week asked that Kroll and KPMG, the city’s outside auditor, appear before council to explain the delayed investigation.

EVAN McLAUGHLIN

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