The chairman of the state ethics commission says the state auditor will handle an outside investigation into circumstances surrounding two lawsuits filed against the agency, as well as unspecified personnel issues. The board of the ethics commission voted three weeks ago to request an outside investigation.
Savannah's new city council is making hiring an auditor one of their first priorities. Of course, the city has financial overseers. But they report to the council-appointed city manager. Missteps under the previous city manager is prompting the council to consider hiring an auditor of their own.