As the elected City Auditor of Long Beach, Laura Doud leads the only department within the City that provides an independent review of City operations and spending without bias or pre-determined outcomes. Laura and her staff work on citizens’ behalf to improve Long Beach by focusing on internal improvements that enhance work quality and provide increased value to the City.
Laura was first elected in 2006 and re-elected, running unopposed in 2010 and 2014. She is one of only four elected City Auditors in California – giving Long Beach the benefit of having a truly independent City Auditor. In addition to completing significant reports such as audits of the Long Beach Police Department and the Queen Mary, her Office has conducted nationally recognized, award-winning audits of the Long Beach Museum of Art, the City’s Towing Operations and Parking Citations Collections Process. She played a key role in the passage of Proposition H, a voter-approved referendum that resulted in raising more than $3.5 million annually for public safety.
In addition to her public service, Laura supports many community organizations. She is a member of the Long Beach Rotary Club and serves on the Honorary Board of Governors of Leadership Long Beach. Laura graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a degree in accounting and earned her law degree (JD) at Pacific Coast University School of Law. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).