Agreement Near on Audit

Lawyers for the state auditor general’s office and the City of Irwindale are working out an agreement under which a Riverside County judge would decide whether the state has a right to audit Irwindale’s books. The state is trying to determine if a $10-million advance to the Los Angeles Raiders exceeded voter-imposed spending limits, attorneys said Tuesday.

The case has been in Los Angeles County Superior Court in Pomona, where Judge Thomas Nuss on Tuesday postponed the matter for another week. State officials originally moved for the change of venue. Nuss left a temporary restraining order against the audit in effect pending the agreement on the change of venue.

Attorneys for the two sides have said that pending a court resolution of the matter, Irwindale will agree to drop the restraining order, and the state will agree not to attempt to issue a subpoena or try to audit the city’s books.