SECTION 716.  INDEPENDENT AUDIT.
   The Council shall employ at the beginning of each fiscal year a certified public accountant who shall, at such time or times as may be specified by the Council and at such other times as the certified public accountant shall determine, examine the books, records, inventories and reports of all officers and employees who receive, handle or disburse public funds, and of such other officers, employees or department as the Council may direct. The Council may direct that such certified public accountant may conduct the independent audit throughout the fiscal year and make reports at intervals required by the Council, but a report for the entire fiscal year shall be filed within 210 days after the closing of the books for said fiscal year, and copies of such reports shall be filed with a Council and with the City Manager, and shall be available for public inspection and review.
(Amended by election November 2, 2010)