Good news for the City of Bend. City leaders can start the new year with the satisfaction of a good report from a recent audit. Last week the Council received its annual financial report and received mostly a passing grade. The firm, Talbot, Korvola and Warwick didn’t find many flaws in the city’s financial reporting or tracking. The City of Bend typically gets a clean audit; but in a recent development, the City’s Audit Committee decided not to pay an extra $6,000 or $7,000 to investigate if some public works employees have been going on junkets. They decided they had enough evidence to conclude that this isn't a problem area for the City, so they didn't want to spend the extra money to confirm their suspicions.