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Audit Committee

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Audit Committee

On January 1, 2018, a new California Assembly Bill (AB 805) required the creation of a new SANDAG Policy Advisory Committee, known as the Audit Committee, and an independent performance auditor position. Implementation of the requirements included approval of Board Policy No. 39: Audit Policy Advisory Committee and Audit Activities, which specifies the functions of the Audit Committee and the agency’s independent performance auditor, and appointment of members of the Audit Committee.

The Audit Committee is responsible for making recommendations to the SANDAG Board of Directors regarding the hiring and oversight of the work of the SANDAG independent performance auditor, the SANDAG annual audit plan, the firm to perform the SANDAG annual financial statement audits, and internal control guidelines for the agency. The Audit Committee also is responsible for monitoring the implementation of any corrective actions arising from the audits.


The Audit Committee consists of five voting members, with two members of the SANDAG Board of Directors and three members of the public. All members of this committee are appointed by the Board of Directors for a two-year term.

Public members must possess independence, experience, and technical expertise including, but not limited to, knowledge of accounting, auditing, and financial reporting. Applicants also must meet minimum professional standards, which include ten years of experience as a certified public accountant, a certified internal auditor, or ten years of other professional accounting, auditing, financial, or legal experience in audit management.

Hon. Bill Baber, SANDAG Board Member
Appointment Date: June 22, 2018
Term Expiration Date: June 30, 2020

Hon. Bill Wells, SANDAG Board Member
Appointment Date: June 22, 2018
Term Expiration Date: June 30, 2020

Paul Dostart, Public Member
Appointment Date: June 22, 2018
Term Expiration Date: June 30, 2020

Stewart Halpern, Public Member
Appointment Date: June 22, 2018
Term Expiration Date: June 30, 2020

Robert Monson, Public Member
Appointment Date: June 22, 2018
Term Expiration Date: June 30, 2020

Vacant (Alternate)
Term Expiration Date: June 30, 2020

All member terms will continue until the current application process is completed.

Independent Performance Auditor

On February 8, 2019, the SANDAG Board of Directors approved Mary Khoshmashrab as the agency’s first Independent Performance Auditor. This new position will work directly with the Audit Committee to develop an annual work program, conduct reviews and present findings and recommendations, and support SANDAG in achieving effectiveness and efficiencies in our program areas. Khoshmashrab’s first day will be Wednesday, April 3, 2019.

Project Manager(s)

Lloyd Carter, Principal Management Internal Auditor
Phone: (619) 595-5328, Email:

Meeting Schedule

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The Audit Committee meets the fourth Friday of each month at 12:30 p.m.

Agenda Comments

Both agenda and non-agenda comments should be sent to SANDAG via Please include the committee name and meeting date, agenda item, your name, and your organization. Any comments, handouts, presentations, or other materials from the public intended for distribution at the committee meeting should be received by the Clerk of the Board no later than 12 noon, two working days prior to the meeting. All public comments and materials received by the deadline become part of the official public record, will be provided to the members for their review at the meeting, and will be posted to the agenda file as a part of the handouts following each meeting.

Copies of Audit Committee meeting agendas, action notes, and presentations are available via the links below. The agendas and action notes are provided in PDF format. Visit our Help section if you have problems viewing any of these PDF files.

Date Meeting Title            Meeting Materials [a-z] [z-a]
11/13/2020Regular Session             Agenda, Supporting Materials
10/23/2020Regular Session             Agenda
9/25/2020Regular Session             Cancellation Notice
9/11/2020Special Session             Agenda, Supporting Materials
8/28/2020Special Session             Agenda, Meeting Minutes
8/21/2020Regular Session             Cancellation notice
8/12/2020Special Session             Agenda
7/24/2020Regular Session             Agenda, Supporting Materials, Voting Results
6/26/2020Regular Session             Cancellation Notice
5/22/2020Regular Session             Agenda, Voting Results
4/24/2020Regular Session             Cancellation Notice
3/27/2020Regular Session             Cancellation Notice
2/28/2020Regular Session             Agenda, Voting Results, Audio
1/24/2020Regular Session             Agenda, Minutes, Voting Results, Audio

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