Gray's Transition Transparency Awaiting an Audit

By Tom Sherwood
|  Wednesday, Apr 20, 2011  |  Updated 8:23 PM EDT
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A report on Mayor Vincent Gray's transition funding will be made public after an audit.

A report on Mayor Vincent Gray's transition funding will be made public after an audit.

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D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray is under fire again. This time, his transition funds are under question.

The day after his election victory in the fall, Gray promised to account for every penny he raised for his transition to mayor as part of his open administration. First, though, there will be an audit, which prompted an angry exchange at his weekly news conference Wednesday.

Dorothy Brizill, of D.C. Watch, asked where the promised report is four months into the Gray administration, at which point the mayor’s chief of staff, Paul Quander, surprised with news of the private audit.

“The transition office is in the process of solidifying which accounting firm is going to do that, and once the results of that audit are made available then you will have that,” Quander said.

That led Brizill to question the administration’s secrecy, but Gray took the microphone back and tried to change the subject.

“We want to be absolutely accurate when the information goes out there,” Gray said.


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