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Voters overwhelmingly approved an amendment to the City Charter to make the recently established inspector general's office permanent and guarantee it a sizable budget. The amendment means a future mayor or City Council cannot abolish or erode the authority of the inspector general without a vote on another charter amendment. The amendment charges the inspector general's office with running a "full-time program of investigation, audit, inspections and performance review to provide increased accountability and oversight" of city agencies and outside entities receiving money from the city. In addition, an independent monitor is to oversee how the Police Department deals with complaints. The amendment guarantees the office an annual budget of at least three-quarters of 1 percent of the city's general fund.

  • 414 of 442 precincts Votes Pct.
    • For 36,996 77
    • Against 11,094 23





September 2006