BEVERLY HILLS—The Beverly Hills City Council selected Eduardo Luna to become the City’s first Independent City Auditor. He previously served as a City Auditor for the city of San Diego since 2008.

According to the city of Beverly Hills website, the Independent City Auditor will be reporting directly to the Beverly Hills City Council, and the newly created position was first discussed at a City Council priority setting session in 2017 with the primary purpose of performing audits and reviews of city departments, programs and services.

“We are thrilled to bring Eduardo and his tremendous expertise here to Beverly Hills,” said Mayor Julian Gold. “This position will ensure we continue to maintain transparent and responsible financial practices as well as effective processes across the organization.”

While working for the city of San Diego, Luna was the Chief Audit Executive of the eighth largest city in the U.S. with an annual budget of $3.3 billion. He was the winner of the Association of Local Government Auditors ‘Knighton Award’ for Best Performance in the United States and Canada eight times.

He started his career as an Evaluator for the U.S. Government Accountability Offices in San Francisco and Washington D.C.  He worked 12 years as Deputy City Auditor for the city of San Jose, before arriving in San Diego.

“I am thankful to the Beverly Hills City Council for this opportunity,” said Luna.  “I believe in a collaborative and value-added approach to auditing that seeks to improve the performance of the organization and I look forward to the work ahead.”

Luna earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Santa Clara University and his Master of Public Affairs from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.  His formal contract will be considered during the City Council meeting on Monday, September 17.  He will start work with the city of Beverly Hills on October 1.