The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners must whittle down 25 applicants to fill nine available slots on the new advisory group. According to the resolution establishing the group, members must be selected evenly from each commission district and should represent the community’s gender, age and racial diversity; notably, all of the current applicants are white.
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‘Grueling’ county audit finds weaknesses in financial controls
Minneapolis-based CliftonLarsonAllen conducted roughly 2,700 hours of work — over three times its original estimate of 885 hours — from July 1 through May 14, when CLA principal Bill Early presented the results to the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners.
County board will consider improvements to internal financial policies
Just days after former county manager Wanda Greene and her son were indicted on federal charges related to the misuse of public funds, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners will consider an overhaul on Tuesday, April 10, of the county’s financial accountability policies.
County finances in good shape despite Greene investigation
The specter of former County Manager Wanda Greene hovered over the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners meeting on Jan. 16, as the commission got a detailed breakdown of when staff spotted irregularities tied to Greene and how the county got a clean audit in the midst of a federal investigation.
County Commission steps up internal controls
During its meeting on Jan. 16, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners will hear a report by County Manager Mandy Stone on internal controls the board has developed since the departure of former County Manager Wanda Greene. It will also hear the results of the audit for fiscal year 2017.
County receives clean opinion from external auditors
In the shadow of an ongoing federal investigation into former County Manager Wanda Greene, the county received good news this week: a clean audit for fiscal year 2017.
D.A. Ron Moore releases APD evidence-room audit
District Attorney Ron Moore released a 2011 audit of the Asheville Police Department Evidence Room June 19, revealing more details about missing drugs, guns and money that caused a major scandal. In 2012, several media outlets, including Mountain Xpress, filed an unsuccessful joint lawsuit to press Moore and the city of Asheville to release the […]
City Attorney’s request for APD audit recommendations
In this July 26 letter, City Attorney Bob Oast requests that Buncombe County District Attorney Ron Moore release part of the undisclosed Asheville Police Department evidence room audit containing recommendations for improving the facility’s practices.
APD Chief stays mum on evidence room details, looking for new manager
Speaking with media this morning, Asheville Police Department Chief William Anderson wouldn’t answer questions about the extent of missing, guns, drugs, and money from the APD evidence room, or when the public will see the unrevealed audit. The APD is looking for a new, civilian evidence room manager, something Anderson believes will hasten “the healing process.” Photo by Max Cooper.
Audit: Pack Square Conservancy operating without budget approval from county
A Buncombe County audit of the Pack Square Conservancy’s books found that internal financial controls are adequate but that the nonprofit overseeing the massive renovation of Asheville’s signature park is operating on a $20 million budget that hasn’t been approved by county commissioners.
2008 audit of Pack Square Conservancy
An October audit by a Buncombe County auditor of the Pack Square Conservancy’s books found that internal financial controls are adequate, but that the non-profit overseeing the massive renovation of Asheville’s signature park is operating on a $20 million budget that hasn’t been approved by Buncombe County commissioners. County commissioners and Asheville City Council created […]