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Record #: F2015-129   
Type: Report Status: Placed on File
Intro date: 12/9/2015 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 12/9/2015
Title: Inspector General's report regarding Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection, Taxicab Regulatory Compliance Follow-up Inquiry
Sponsors: Dept./Agency
Topic: REPORTS - Annual
Attachments: 1. F2015-129.pdf

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Report of the Office of Inspector General:


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Joseph M. Ferguson Inspector General
City of Chicago

740 N. Sedgwick Street, Suite 200 Chicago. Illinois 60654 Telephone: (773)478-7799 I-ax: (773) 47K-3949

November 23, 2015

To the Mayor, Members ofthe City Council, City Clerk, City Treasurer, and residents ofthe City of Chicago:

The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has completed a follow-up to its March 2015 audit of the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection's (BACP) administration of taxicab regulations in 2013. OIG concludes that BACP has implemented corrective actions related to three of the original four audit findings. Corrective action on the remaining finding remains premature because BACP has yet to take final action on medallion sales from the 2013 auction even though the bidding closed over 2 years ago. OIG is unable to verify full compliance with all applicable rules and regulations of the auction process until all sales are finalized.

The purpose of the March 2015 audit was to determine if BACP had an auction process that satisfied MCC § 9-112-480, inspected all taxicabs at least as often as required by MCC § 9-112-050, and accurately tracked whether taxicabs found to have safety violations were brought in for inspection in a timely manner. Our audit found that BACP,
designed and implemented an auction process that should result in maximum revenue; however, OIG could not fully verify this because BACP had yet to finalize the 2013 medallion auction;
inspected 99.5% of taxicabs in 2013 ...

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