A Local Transportation Authority audit for 1999-2000 says the city of Brawley must repay $320,000 to the LTA.
El Centro-based certified public accountant George Woo, who performed the annual financial report, said the money should be repaid with interest.
The finding in the audit states that Brawley's "LTA fund and another city fund were involved in a joint project. It appears the LTA fund initially paid for this joint project and has only been partially reimbursed by the other city fund."
Woo was not specific, and Brawley City Councilwoman Jo Shields, who declined to comment on the finding, asked that in the future such audit information be provided prior to LTA meetings to have adequate time to review the information.