Office of the City Auditor
Andy Hanau was appointed San Diego City Auditor in November 2020. Andy joined the Office of the City Auditor in 2011, and prior to his appointment he served as the Interim Assistant City Auditor from November 2019 to November 2020. While at OCA, Andy managed teams completing performance audits on a wide range of topics in order to improve the City’s efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability. Three of Andy’s reports have won awards for being amongst the best local government audits in North America, including performance audits of the City’s Waste Hauling and Recycling Programs (2014), the Code Enforcement Division (2015), and Programs for Improving Pedestrian Safety (2016). Other notable projects Andy led or managed include performance audits of the Business and Industry Incentives Program, the Storm Water Division, the Graffiti Control Program, the Industrial Wastewater Control Program, the City’s Human Capital Management, and the City’s Management of Public Liabilities.
Prior to joining OCA, Andy worked on affordable housing policy issues and performed analysis of the California High Speed Rail project for the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles, and also worked as a Transportation Planner for the City of Santa Monica. Andy previously worked for the City of San Diego as a Land Use Planner in the Development Services Department from 2005-2008, where he was responsible for analyzing entitlement proposals, reviewing technical reports and identifying regulatory conflicts. Andy left City employment to obtain his Master of Public Policy from the UCLA School of Public Affairs. He also has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego. Andy is a Certified Internal Auditor and a Certified Fraud Examiner.