The Palm Beach County Office of Inspector General fielded 25 percent fewer calls in the six months ending Sept. 30 than in the same period before that, Inspector General John A. Carey told Thursday’s meeting of his governing committee.
“Those numbers show a true success for your office,” committee member Sarah Shullman told Carey. “You’re bringing the municipalities and county into compliance. We shouldn’t see an increase.”
In the budget year ending Sept. 30, Carey said in his update, his office found $5.7 million in questioned costs and $314,000 in potential cost savings. He said it made 14 referrals to law enforcement or the county or state commissions on ethics.
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