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Accountability Government Oversight Committee

One of the primary functions of the AGO Committee is to approve all audit and investigation reports. The AGO Committee also conducts the applicant search and makes a recommendation to the City Council on the selection of the OIA Director.

§2-10-5 of the Accountability in Government Ordinance creates the Accountability in Government Oversight (AGO) Committee. The AGO Committee is a management committee and not a public board, commission or committee and is not subject to the Open Meetings Act. The AGO Committee does not have authority to formulate public policy. One of the primary functions of the AGO Committee is to approve all audit and investigation reports. The AGO Committee also conducts the applicant search and makes a recommendation to the City Council on the selection of the OIA Director.

The AGO Committee consists of five members from the community at large. The Mayor and one City Councilor, appointed annually by the City Council President, shall be nonvoting ex-officio members. The Mayor and the appointed City Councilor may send designees to the Committee meetings. At least one AGO Committee member shall be a CPA, one shall have a law enforcement or law background and one Committee member shall be a professional management consultant.

As vacancies on the AGO Committee occur, the City Council and Mayor will alternatively appoint new members. All appointments are subject to City Council approval. The AGO Committee members are appointed for staggered terms of three years unless an appointment is to fill a vacancy.

Name Term Expires Representative Council District
Edmund E. Perea, Esq. Sept. 1, 2022 Law Enforcement 5
Jack C. Emmons Sept. 1, 2021 At Large 7
Victor Griego Sept. 1, 2022 Management 8
Laura Smigielski Garcia Sept. 1, 2021 At Large 5
Johnny I. Mangu Sept. 1, 2022 CPA 3
Sanjay Bhakta June 30, 2021 Mayor Appointed Ex Officio Member  
Diane Gibson June 20, 2021 Council Appointed Ex Officio Member