Steve Francis, independent Mayoral Candidate for San Diego, supports calls for independent city auditor

Released on: April 29, 2008, 7:56 am

Press Release Author: Charles Gallagher

Industry: Government

Press Release Summary: Candidate for Mayor of San Diego Steve Francis comments upon
charges filed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) against former City
Auditor Edward Ryan and City Manager Michael Uberuaga.

Press Release Body: San Diego, CA - Independent mayoral candidate Steve Francis
released the following statement regarding the charges filed against San Diego\'s
former City Auditor and City Manager:

\"The charges filed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) against former
City Auditor Edward Ryan and City Manager Michael Uberuaga are a victory for the
people of San Diego. For too long, there has been an improperly close relationship
between the management and auditing functions at San Diego City Hall,\" stated

\"Now is the time to take bold, decisive action to create real independence between
the Mayor\'s Office and the City Auditor,\" Francis continued. \"I believe strongly
that a truly independent City Auditor, appointed by the Audit Committee, will help
us achieve fiscal recovery and protect taxpayers. That\'s why I was proud to speak
before the City Council on February 25th to support Councilmember Donna Frye\'s
proposal to have a truly independent City Auditor - one who is appointed by the
Audit Committee and confirmed by the Council.\"

\"With the commencement of this litigation by the SEC, I am hopeful that city leaders
will once and for all recognize we must have honesty and transparency in government
at San Diego City Hall. I am optimistic that these proceedings, which will be heard
in open court, will shine a bright light on how business has been done at City Hall,
and the need for change in leadership to restore the public\'s trust,\" Francis

About Steve Francis
Steve Francis, businessman and entrepreneur, is a candidate for Mayor of San Diego.
At the heart of his independent mayoral campaign is the desire to free San Diego
from the grip of special interests and to restore fiscal integrity, ethics and
transparency in city government. Francis, best known as co-founder and Chairman of
AMN Healthcare (NYSE:AHS), has pledged that he will remain free from the influences
of special interests by not accepting any political contributions from lobbyists,
thus ensuring that the voices of everyday San Diegans will be heard.

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Contact Details: Charles Gallagher
10531 4S Commons Drive, Suite 166 - PMB 117
San Diego, California 92127-9212
United States

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