city auditor Kenneth Mory http://kut.org en Strains Show Between Council, City Manager Over Auditors' Office http://kut.org/post/strains-show-between-council-city-manager-over-auditors-office <p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">This is an excerpt from an article written by our Austin City Hall reporting partner, the</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.austinmonitor.com/">Austin Monitor</a></em><em style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;(formerly </em><em style="line-height: 1.5;">In Fact Daily</em><em style="line-height: 1.5;">). For more on this topic, see </em><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><em><a href="http://kut.org/post/city-halls-most-powerful-leader-under-austins-change-10-1">our collaborative report with the </a></em></em><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://kut.org/post/city-halls-most-powerful-leader-under-austins-change-10-1">Monitor</a></em><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>.</em></em></p><p>Tensions continued to mount Tuesday between&nbsp;<strong>City Manager Marc Ott</strong>&nbsp;and a number of&nbsp;<strong>Austin City Council&nbsp;</strong>members. At immediate issue is where to relocate the office of&nbsp;<strong>City Auditor Ken Mory</strong>&nbsp;as City Hall is reconfigured to make room for additional Council members under single member districts.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">During Tuesday’s work session, there was a particularly testy exchange between </span>Ott<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and&nbsp;</span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Council Member Bill Spelman</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;as </span>Spelman<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> told </span>Ott<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> he should have at least consulted Council members before making a final decision about </span>Mory’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> relocation.</span></p><p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 16:31:11 +0000 Mike Kanin 9347 at http://kut.org Strains Show Between Council, City Manager Over Auditors' Office Last Call for 10-1 Applicants - And CPAs! (Update) http://kut.org/post/last-call-10-1-applicants-and-cpas-update <p><strong>Update</strong>: City Auditor Kenneth Mory says only nine of the 66 people who have applied to sit on a redistricting review panel are qualified to serve&nbsp;–&nbsp;and all of those people are white.</p><p>A three-person panel of accountants is being assembled to select a pool of qualified applicants that may serve on the redistricting commission. (<a href="http://kutnews.org/post/infographic-how-austins-city-council-districts-will-get-drawn">Click here for an overview</a> of the redistricting process.)&nbsp;Mory says it has been hard to get qualified CPAs interested because it is tax season. And many CPAs have or want to work with the city&nbsp;–&nbsp;which would be a conflict of interest.</p><p>Mory says he thinks his office has done as much as possible to recruit a diverse group. Thu, 21 Feb 2013 19:59:08 +0000 Filipa Rodrigues & Laura Rice 6686 at http://kut.org Last Call for 10-1 Applicants - And CPAs! (Update)