Daily Israel Report

Jerusalem Upgrades to Quarterly Assessments

Mayor of Jerusalem Nir Barkat requested that the City Comptroller begin using quarterly reports to address various issues pertaining to the city.
By Malkah Fleisher
First Publish: 12/2/2009, 10:07 AM / Last Update: 12/2/2009, 7:41 AM

Mayor of Jerusalem Nir Barkat requested that the City Comptroller, attorney Shlomit Rubin, begin using quarterly auditing reports to address various issues pertaining to the city.

Barkat said he "attaches great importance to these audits as guides and as tools to correct the municipality's deficiencies. I have no doubt that the quarterly audit reports will shorten the time between the assessment and the ability of the municipality to correct the deficiencies," he said, adding that the reports would be significant in their benefit to the city.

Previously, evaluations of the city took place once annually, unnecessarily delaying a critique of what happened at the beginning of the year. The transition to quarterly audits will allow the municipality to more quickly respond to critiques.

Barkat revealed the request during a tour last week in Jerusalem with State Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss and his staff, who met with Jerusalem's mayor , the city comptroller and members of the city administration.

Additionally, the mayor toured with Lindenstrauss on a new light rail train, in various city schools and in sections of  the Ir David (City of David) neighborhood.