On March 26, 2014, the Committee on the Environment discussed an item regarding the Balboa Park Celebration, Inc (BPCI). Due to numerous concerns by the committee and the public regarding the use of public tax dollars by BPCI, the committee unanimously voted to request that the City Auditor conduct a performance and financial audit of BPCI. As such, the Environment Committee requests that you perform this audit as soon as possible to ascertain whether:
1) BPCI misused any public funds;
2) BPCI fully complied with the MOU between BPCI and the City; and
3) Any third party vendors or consultants received payments from BPCI, but did not provide agreed upon services or other deliverables.
Upon completion of the requested audit, I would request that you present any findings and recommendations to the Environment Committee. For your convenience, I have attached the minutes to the March 26, 2014 meeting. I appreciate your prompt attention to this request.