The Denver city auditor is suing the City Council over the watchdog’s subpoena power

Denverite: City Auditor Timothy M. O’Brien on Thursday said he had filed a lawsuit against the Denver City Council this week over a law passed in 2021 giving his office subpoena powers.

The auditor is a watchdog for all city agencies and is responsible for reviewing departments, programs, projects and contractors. His office regularly produces reports detailing how things are working in the city. Last year, for example, his office found the city was doing a good job using pandemic relief money.

At the core of the case is a law passed by the Denver City Council in May 2021 at the request of the auditor, who sought subpoena power to help with those very investigations.

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