Carl Stokes

Baltimore officials fail to complete agency audits by legal deadline

Baltimore officials fail to complete agency audits by legal deadline

Baltimore officials missed the Dec. 31 deadline to complete audits of several city agencies.

In 2012, Baltimore voters ordered city officials to conduct separate performance and financial audits of 13 agencies — including the police, fire and transportation departments — by the end of 2016.

As the year ended, five of the 26 audits remained unfinished.

City Auditor Robert L. McCarty said performance and financial audits of the Department of Public Works and the Department of Human Resources and a financial audit of the Baltimore Development Corp. will be finished by February.

He said several factors led to the delay in completing the audits, including “a learning...

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