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Auditor's Office: City found negligent in distributing COVID funding

Mayor: 'We are pursuing all legal means, both civil and criminal, to get back the taxpayers' money'


Last updated 4/6/2022 at 7:41pm

The City of Edmonds distributed more than $871,000 in federal CARES Acts funds to businesses in the city that did not report their needs correctly, according to a report released by the State Auditor's Office.

The report (bit.ly/3r6rF5D) covered the period of Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2020.

The City's internal controls were inadequate for ensuring compliance with federal requirements for allowable activities and costs and subrecipient monitoring, the report noted. "Subrecipients" are defined as those organizations that worked with the City to distribute the funding, intended to help businesses si...

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