EDITORIAL: THE TIME HAS FINALLY ARRIVED FOR 2014 BUDGETS RESULTS TO BE MADE PUBLIC

May 3, 2021 zwwiibed

first_imgMAYORMAYOR IT’S TIME FOR 2014 AUDITS RESULTS TO BE MADE PUBLICThe time has finally come to see the State Board of Accounts audit of the City’s books for the year of 2014. We have been informed that the Mayor received the results of the audit a couple of days ago and the SBOA will release it to the pubic at some point this week.  The City-County Observer will provide a link to the audit  available shortly after its release. It appears that Paul Joyce, the SBOA director, has given Mayor Winnecke a little time to review the facts of the audit so his in-house spin doctors can polish and sugar-coat the findings about the state of our finances before dispensing it to the public for consumption.The City-County Observer will be sharing our analysis of the audit with our readers over the days and weeks to come, as our limited resources allow us to fully examine the findings. When made public we invite our many readers to share their thoughts on the findings, especially in their special areas of expertise. It would seem to us that the mainstream media, with its considerable wherewithal, should be anxious to delve into the facts of the long overdue audit, but there is no reason at this time to believe that will happen.The SBOA auditor’s findings concerning the allegations, made by former City Councilman and CPA John Friend, of unaccounted-for funds amounting to six (6) million dollars are of special interest. We will finally know whether Councilman Friend was right about the missing funds, or if City Controller Russ Lloyd was right in his vehement denial of the existence of any discrepancies. Mayor Winnecke and his Chief Deputy, Steve Shaffer, have strongly defended the stance of the Controller and displayed scorn for the opinion of Mr. Friend. We hear that this delicate subject may be dealt with very discreetly in a special supplement to the SBOA’s findings.If Mr. Friend is wrong about this issue he should publicly apologie to all involved for his unfounded assumptions concerning this issue.We believe that if it turns out that Councilman Friend was correct in his statement that there is a deficit of six (6) million dollars in the finances of this city, that the Mayor should call a news conference and apologize to the voters. He should not tell us he “misspoke” nor that he was “ill-informed.” He should tell the truth about what he and his minions did to cover up this issue. We strongly suggest that the same press conference should include an announcement that he accepted the resignation of his City Controller ,Russell Lloyd. Jr.   Stay tuned. Things are about to get interesting.FOOTNOTES: Our next “IS IT TRUE” will be posted on this coming Friday?Please take time and read our newest feature article entitled “HOT JOBS”. Jobs posted in this section are from Evansville proper.If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] “Readers Poll” question is: Do you believe that GAY RIGHTS are CIVIL RIGHTS?Copyright 2015 City County Observer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributedFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img

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