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The bureaucratic wheels driving San Diego’s new internal auditing framework mandated by the voter-approved Proposition C slowly began to turn Monday.

In short, the screening committee that will provide San Diego City Council with candidates for its revamped audit committee now has three of its five members.

Council unanimously selected Councilman Kevin Faulconer to be its representative on the screening committee. Faulconer joins City Chief Financial Officer Mary Lewis, Independent Budget Analyst Andrea Tevlin and two financial experts to be named later. The experts are to be named by July 28, subject to council approval.

[Deep breath]

Then the full screening committee will begin a search for six qualified citizens to be candidates for the new audit committee. Once those six people are identified, the City Council will choose three of them, plus two council members to fill out the audit committee. The goal is for the audit committee to have its first meeting in early October.

Meanwhile, Mayor Jerry Sanders has to appoint an auditor who will report to the audit committee. Sanders spokesman Fred Sainz said Monday that there is not yet a timetable for the auditor appointment.

Read here for more about Prop. C.

DAVID WASHBURN

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