Do ICA Changes Address AG Recommendations?
With new appointments and a reorganized structure, the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority (oversight board) approved a series of administrative actions contained in a communication from the City finance director (who, by statute, serves as an ex-officio member of the board) aimed at openness and transparency (those actions are embedded in a document in this article).
Those seven actions do address at least two of the recommendations made in the November 10th audit conducted by the Auditor General. Specifically, points 4 and 5 of that audit (“immediately begin to follow the requirements of the Sunshine Act to promote transparency and ensure that all board decisions are enacted during public meetings” and “immediately begin to follow the Commonwealth’s Procurement Code as a best practice and to match other Commonwealth agency practices”).
It is fair to say that the other five suggestions made by the Auditor General are not affected by the actions, and, given that state officials who had not made appointments have now made them makes it look like the ICA will be around for the foreseeable future.