The City of Miami Beach Office of Inspector General is an independent municipal oversight agency created to investigate, review and audit any city program, contract or expenditure for the purpose of identifying fraud, waste, abuse of power, mismanagement and inefficiency. We are committed to promoting accountability, integrity and public trust in city government.
Powers & Duties
The Office of Inspector General has broad authority to initiate investigations and audits of city operations, and may require city officials or employees to provide reports concerning any municipal matter. It also may issue subpoenas compelling witnesses to provide sworn testimony or to produce records related to its oversight function.
The Office of Inspector General was created by a city referendum on November 6, 2018. 81% of Miami Beach voters approved a City Charter Amendment which specifies that the office is an independent agency, not subject to the direction of the City government. The Inspector General is appointed to a four-year term by an outside committee, subject to the approval of the City Commission, and may be removed only upon a 5/7 vote of the Commission.