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City Auditor's Office wins national awards

Original post made on Apr 25, 2011

Leadership turnover hasn't kept the City Auditor's Office in Palo Alto from racking up awards, including a national award for its recent audit of the city's vehicle fleet.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, April 24, 2011, 11:11 AM

Comments (4)

Posted by Bill, a resident of Barron Park
on Apr 25, 2011 at 5:06 pm

I wonder how many residents have read the SE&A reports? It might save a lot of misstatements in the blogs about our government and it operation.


Posted by Sandy, a resident of Downtown North
on Sep 26, 2011 at 11:33 pm

The Palo Alto SEA report or Service Efforts Report might have won a lot of awards, but how many people actually read the report. I think the report should be more widely used and recognized by the community.

I took the time to read the 2009 Palo Alto Service Efforts Report online. The staff who worked on it did an amazing job. Thank you former City Auditor Lynda Brouchoud, Ian Hagerman, Rochelle Sazegari, Melanie Staples and Lisa Wehara for doing such a great job on the (SEA) Service Efforts and Accomplishment report. This report definitely does not get the recognition from the community that it deserves.


Posted by Steve Mclaughlin, a resident of Downtown North
on Jun 12, 2012 at 4:29 pm

The Palo Alto library system is FOREVER AWESOME because:
- It always has all the popular new-release DVDs... sometimes more than 10 copies of the really in-demand ones. For example: right now they have 26 (!!!) copies of The King's Speech.
- You can place a hold on any book, DVD, etc. When your hold item arrives at the branch of your choice, you get an email notification & you have a week to pick it up.
- Holds are free (unlike some other library systems, where you have to pay for each hold)
- You get an email reminder a couple of days before your books are due
- It's part of the LINK+ network, which means that if the PA libraries don't have a book that you want, you can most likely find & borrow it from a large network of libraries.
- You can have up to 10 items on hold for your account
- You can keep DVDs for 2 weeks (it used to be 1 week)

This particular branch has a very large selection of DVDs and books. There are also study carrels, multiple computer workstations, and free hand sanitizer!

This location isn't a super-cozy place to study or read, but it more than suffices. You can usually find parking in one of the two lots.


Posted by Steve McLaughlin, a resident of Barron Park
on Jun 12, 2012 at 4:29 pm

The Palo Alto library system is THE BOMB because:
- It always has all the popular new-release DVDs... sometimes more than 10 copies of the really in-demand ones. For example: right now they have 26 (!!!) copies of The King's Speech.
- You can place a hold on any book, DVD, etc. When your hold item arrives at the branch of your choice, you get an email notification & you have a week to pick it up.
- Holds are free (unlike some other library systems, where you have to pay for each hold)
- You get an email reminder a couple of days before your books are due
- It's part of the LINK+ network, which means that if the PA libraries don't have a book that you want, you can most likely find & borrow it from a large network of libraries.
- You can have up to 10 items on hold for your account
- You can keep DVDs for 2 weeks (it used to be 1 week)

This particular branch has a very large selection of DVDs and books. There are also study carrels, multiple computer workstations, and free hand sanitizer!

This location isn't a super-cozy place to study or read, but it more than suffices. You can usually find parking in one of the two lots.


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