Thursday, September 2, 2010

Auditor Cuts Support for Small Cities in Washington

The Washington State Auditor's Office in July cut to half-time the Small City Specialist in the office.  The position is designed to provide training and technical assistance for cities and towns with a population of less than 10,000 people.  In addition, the incumbent Small City Specialist recently resigned, taking a position in the private sector.

Small cities and other small jurisdictions face the challenge of having just a few staff members responsible for many different areas.  Procurement and contracting is one of the areas that can create a lot of liability for a small jurisdiction, if staff do not have the proper training and experience.

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