OC Register story: Auditor – Great Park investigation seemed subjective from the start
IRVINE – In 2013, city officials were searching for an auditor to do a comprehensive review of the $200 million spent to develop a sliver of the Great Park.
A firm they had worked with previously to review spending on a portion of the park project didn’t pursue the $240,000 gig. The reason behind the demurral is now clear.
A letter to the city from auditor Kim Onisko of Long Beach-based Onisko & Scholz surfaced last week, revealing that Onisko thought the assignment would put any firm that contracted with the city in the middle of the controversy over the park’s development. The letter’s content was first reported by Voice of OC.