PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A city audit released Tuesday is critical of the Regional Arts and Culture Council.
The audit said the city does not have any clear goals for arts and culture, and they need to articulate their strategy and regional role.
“There is no city contract administrations or performance monitoring,” senior management auditor Jennifer Scott said. “The city is not thoroughly overseeing how the arts council spends money and the city is not tracking completely how it funds the arts council.”
The RACC received $3.2 million from the Arts Tax and $8.3 million total from the city. Other funding came from private fundraising, state and federal governments, outside contracts and other sources of revenue.
According to the audit, the city’s contract with the RACC needs improvement as does its spending. It recommended an arts contract administrator to more closely track all city funding for the arts council.