While the Auditor’s subpoena is completely unnecessary, the County fully intends to comply in an appropriate manner. In fact, our staff had already conveyed to the Auditor’s office that it would produce nearly all of the requested materials, but needed more time given the auditor only provided seven days to produce thousands of pages of documents, and given that County staff are working to meet a November 15 deadline to complete the 2020 budget.

The County did not receive the Auditor’s request until Oct. 31. That said, the auditor could have sought these records long ago but unfortunately seems to have waited until it would serve her personal, political interests.

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