Commissioner-Elect Wants Fulton Audit
(AJC) — An incoming member of the Fulton County Commission has responded to Commissioner Emma Darnell’s call for an independent audit of the county’s operations by saying it should go even further. Darnell said earlier this month that she wants outside eyes to take an in-depth look at department spending, which would go a long way toward proving whether the county government is as wasteful as its detractors claim. In a statement posted on her website, Commissioner-elect Liz Hausmann said such an audit should extend to every cent of Fulton’s budget and include a full personnel review. Hausmann on Jan. 5 will assume the District 3 seat representing fully incorporated suburbs in north Fulton, including two cities that formed with a push by critics of the county’s tax policy.