Saturday, August 03, 2019

Financial Flummery in St. Augustine Beach Requires State Auditor General Forensic Audit. Now.

More than $421,000 fund deficit in City of St. Augustine Beach on September 30, 2018, found by auditors in 2019.   CFO quit abruptly.  

Inaudible, incoherent or nonexistent responses to Open Records requests.  

We need a State Auditor General forensic audit.

If the longtime CFO Melissa Burns did  not know how to read a balance sheet, did anyone else?  

City Manager Max Royle?  

Commissioners?   (Including two lawyers, an MBA, and business owners).

They remind me of a line from the film, The Madness of King George:

Do you enjoy all this flummery, Mr. Pitt?
No, Mr. Fox.
Do you enjoy anything, Mr. Pitt?
A balance sheet, Mr. Fox. I enjoy a good balance sheet.

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