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The Mayor’s Office plans to order performance audits of the Centre City Development Corp., the San Diego Data Processing Corp. and the San Diego Convention Center Corp. in addition to an ongoing performance audit currently underway at the Southeastern Economic Development Corp., mayoral spokesman Fred Sainz said.
“From time to time, it’s good to take a look at the performance of these operations. Given all the questions surrounding these agencies, while the mayor believes the individual structures are sound, he wants to have an independent group of qualified individuals attest to that,” Sainz said.
Both officials have recently been the subject of controversy as the result of stories broken by voiceofsandiego.org. Smith has been embroiled in a scandal over hundreds of thousands of dollars she paid herself and her staff in hidden bonuses and extra compensation, while Graham has been under fire for changing her story about her involvement in a deal involving a developer with whom she once had a business relationship.
CCDC oversees redevelopment in downtown San Diego, the SDDPC provides information technology services to the city and the SDCCC manages the city’s convention center.