RESOLUTION NO. RS2005-667
A resolution providing amendments to the Charter of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee, in accordance with Article 19, Section 19.01, and setting forth a brief description of each amendment to be placed on the ballot.
WHEREAS, Article 19.01 of the Charter of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee, provides that the Metropolitan Government shall not adopt a resolution proposing amendments to the Charter more often than twice during the term of office of members of the Metropolitan Council; and
WHEREAS, Article 19, Section 19.01, also requires to be set forth in the adoption resolution a brief description of each amendment so worded so as to convey the meaning of said amendment; and
WHEREAS, it is the desire of the Metropolitan Council by adopting this resolution to fulfill these two Charter requirements.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1. Pursuant to the provisions of Section 19.01 of the Charter of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, the proposed amendments to the Charter of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, attached hereto, are submitted to the people for approval in the manner provided by Section 19.01 of the Charter.
Section 2. The date prescribed for holding of the referendum election at which the electorate of the Metropolitan Government will vote to ratify or reject the amendments proposed in Section 1 of this Resolution shall be August 3, 2006.
Section 3. This Resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.
Sponsored by: David
AMENDMENT NO. __________
Article 8 of the Charter of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County shall be and the same is hereby amended as follows:
1. By amending Section 8.103 by deleting subsection (g) in its entirety.
2. By adding the following new Chapter 8 to Article 8:
"CHAPTER 8. DEPARTMENT OF AUDIT
Sec. 8.801. Created.
There shall be a department of audit, which shall consist of the director of audit and such other officers and employees as may be provided by ordinance or by the regulations of the director consistent therewith.
Sec. 8.802. Functions.
The department of audit shall be responsible for periodically inspecting and auditing the accounts and records of financial transactions maintained in each department, office and agency of the metropolitan government, and for conducting and/or overseeing periodic performance audits of the various departments, offices and agencies of the metropolitan government to promote effective and efficient government operations and services. The department of audit shall further be responsible for similarly related services and duties as may be prescribed by ordinance.
Sec. 8.803. Director
The head of the department of audit shall be the director. The director shall be appointed by the mayor, and shall be confirmed by a majority vote of the total membership of the council. The initial term of the director of audit shall commence upon appointment and confirmation, and shall end August 30, 2009. The term commencing September 1, 2009, and each term thereafter, shall be for a four year period. The director of audit shall be a certified public accountant with experience in governmental auditing, and shall be knowledgeable about and familiar with the generally accepted governmental audit standards.
Sec. 8.804. Same-Powers
The director of audit shall have the general management and supervision of the department of audit. He/she shall appoint and remove, subject to the civil service provisions of Article 12 of this charter, all other officers and employees."
FOR THE BALLOT
Amendment No. _________
This amendment would remove the authority and duties regarding audits of Metropolitan Government departments, offices and agencies, and would create a separate department of audit within the Metropolitan Government.
Sponsored by: David
Charter Revision Committee
|Introduced:||January 18, 2005|
|Deferred:||January 18, 2005|
|Deferred Indefinitely :||February 1, 2005|
|Withdrawn:||August 21, 2007|