Message from the County Auditor
With a total fiscal year 2013 budget of $485 million, the scope of the DuPage County budget would rival that of some of the better known private corporations.
In the private sector or business world, as an enterprise grows, the owners of the company become further removed from its day-to-day operations. Their knowledge of what's being done and how it's being done shrinks as the company gets larger. The same is true in County government. As the government grows, taxpayers become less and less familiar with its operations. It becomes harder to distinguish a local gasoline tax from a motor fuel tax; a Circuit Court Clerk from a County Clerk; a Youth Home from a jail; etc. However, this reduced familiarity with government shouldn't mean that your demand for government accountability should be any less. Quite the opposite is true. As you pay more of your hard earned money to government, you have the right to expect an increased level of accountability for the use of that money.
Providing this accountability is what the Office of the County Auditor is all about. As your independently elected County Auditor, I ask questions that you would ask: Where are the County's revenues being spent? How are they being spent? Are County departments operating efficiently and effectively? What improvements in operations can be made to save tax dollars? Are County resources properly protected?
This website is furnished as a public service to provide insight into the functions of the Office of the DuPage County Auditor. If you have any questions regarding DuPage County government, feel free to call me at (630) 407-6075, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If I can't provide a direct answer to your questions, I will refer you to someone who can.
Bob Grogan, CPA, CFE