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Newsroom - 2017

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Dec 21, 2017

Denver Needs Better Short-Term Rental Enforcement

Denver needs to do a better job of tracking and enforcing regulations on short-term rentals — the “sharing economy” lodging such as Airbnb many travelers now use — according to Denver Auditor Timothy M. O’Brien’s recent audit.

Dec 14, 2017

Denver Not Prepared to Provide Mission-Essential Services in Emergency

The City of Denver is not prepared to continue nonemergency, but mission-essential, services in the event of a disaster, according to a new audit.

Dec 07, 2017

Office of Marijuana Policy Needs More Transparency

Denver’s efforts to improve transparency regarding marijuana tax revenue use still have room for improvement, according to a recent follow-up report.

Nov 16, 2017

Denver Employees Retirement Fund Showing Good Returns

The Denver Employees Retirement Plan has performed well when compared to its assumed return objective and compared to peer public pension funds of similar size.

Nov 02, 2017

Plans to Consider Simplifying Zoning Code Delayed Two Years

The Community Planning and Development Department needs more resources before it can finish the recommended analysis of simplifying zoning codes. As a result, it will take another two years before the department can say whether converting to a single zoning code would simplify zoning rules.

Oct 26, 2017

Auditor Releases Ambitious 2018 Audit Plan

Use-of-force policies in public safety, airport financial management practices, homeless policies, property tax processes and Denver’s cybersecurity are all part of Denver Auditor Timothy O’Brien’s ambitious 2018 Audit Plan.

Oct 23, 2017

Rocky Mountain Human Services has Tightened Spending

The Denver Department of Human Services is now holding Rocky Mountain Human Services accountable for use of city money to help children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities thanks to recommendations from a 2015 audit.

Oct 19, 2017

Child Welfare Division had Poor Documentation of Background Checks

Denver Human Services can’t show that all its child welfare caseworkers have passed background checks or prove that two new policies are effective.

Oct 06, 2017

Auditor O'Brien Announces Communications and Community Outreach Director Hires

Auditor Timothy M. O’Brien, CPA, announced the appointments of Tayler Overschmidt and Michael Mierendorf to the positions of director of communications and director of community outreach, respectively. Both previously served within his staff.

Oct 05, 2017

Auditor Applauds Life and Service of Former Auditor Crider

Auditor Timothy M. O’Brien, CPA, today sent his condolences to the family of former Denver Auditor Bob Crider after his death. Crider passed away at his home in Canon City on Aug. 16.