Lubbock mayor Glen Robertson says he's pleased with recommendations in the external audit report on LP&L's procurement and purchasing procedures.
Last month the mayor told FOX 34 the city manager wanted that third party review because of several areas of concern that he called red flags.
The outside audit firm's report completed this week does not indicate any material weaknesses or significant deficiencies. It does identify a handful of what the auditor calls deficiencies and makes recommendations for improvement for each of them.
The mayor says the auditor also suggest some broader improvements.
"The procurement policy dates back to 1999, which pre-dates the charter amendment that created the board and set the way we operate LP&L completely different than other departments. So the auditors highly recommended that a new procurement policy be written that takes into consideration the new structure," said Mayor Robertson.
The external auditor's report also noted conflict as to who is responsible for certain duties between the city and LP&L, and recommends a formal service agreement be put into effect for the benefit of both.