- Associated Press - Thursday, March 27, 2014

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A San Diego council committee has ordered an audit of the Balboa Park Celebration, the nonprofit that spent millions in public funds planning a centennial party before voting to go out of business earlier this month.

U-T San Diego reports (http://bit.ly/1gG3bY6 ) council members also asked City Attorney Jan Goldsmith to prepare a confidential memo outlining potential liability the city might face as it assumes control over planning of centennial events honoring the milestone Panama-California Exposition of 1915.

Councilman David Alvarez, who chairs the committee that oversees city cultural resources, said Wednesday that officials want to know what the defunct nonprofit spent the $2.6 million on.

The group was established in 2011 to organize a yearlong party that would lure millions of extra visitors to Balboa Park.


Information from: U-T San Diego, http://www.utsandiego.com

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