OC Register Article: San Diego Legislators Request State Investigation of Irvine’s Great Park Audit

OC Register Article: San Diego Legislators Request State Investigation of Irvine’s Great Park Audit
A group of San Diego legislators wants the State Auditor’s Office to investigate Irvine’s audit into the Great Park to determine whether it has been conducted appropriately.

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The request was spurred by a San Diego company, Gafcon Inc., targeted by the audit.

Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, in February requested the committee consider for an audit the performance of the Irvine City Council subcommittee overseeing the audit, comprised of council members Jeff Lalloway and Christina Shea.

She said Tuesday she made the request after hearing about the audit saga from Gafcon Inc., a San Diego-based project management firm implicated in the audit. Gafcon recently requested the city of Irvine publicly withdraw preliminary audit findings released in January 2014 and say the company has done no wrong.

“My interest is to provide some platform for a San Diego business that got pulled into this,” Gonzalez said. She said it is “unusual” for a business to request a state audit.