The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to have the county auditor-controller to audit the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission and, if necessary, to serve as the interim chief financial officer of the commission. There have been numerous allegations of financial mismanagement at the facility. The vote came on a motion by Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas and Don Knabe.
“The future of the Coliseum is now at stake,” Ridley-Thomas, a Coliseum commissioner, said. “The county, as one of the three partners managing the facility, is bound by fiduciary duty to protect the interests of its residents. The auditor-controller, therefore, is both appropriate and well-equipped to help the Coliseum Commission get on the right track,” he said.