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City finances need more council oversight, state auditors say

The city’s first tarnished state audit in five years could lead to stronger financial oversight from the City Council.

In a presentation to the city officials on Monday morning, auditors noted the city’s 2007 budget operations revealed a “major weakness” in the methods city staff used to transfer and document funds.

“Your internal controls need to be fixed,” said regional audit manager George Amburn.

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