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News - November 1, 2013

City management lapse may have cost $281,000

New City Auditor report: Lack of oversight increased risk of 'fraud, waste and abuse'

by Gennady Sheyner

Insufficient oversight of a contractor and poor contract management may have resulted in the City of Palo Alto Utilities paying roughly $281,000 more than it should have, a new audit from the office of Acting City Auditor Houman Boussina has found.

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