Saturday, January 30, 2021

St. Johns County Deserves An Independent Inspector General!

Facing my repeated questioning about the lack of an Inspector General, St. Johns County's Dull Republican political machine re-named an existing position circa 2017, retitling the fraud, waste and abuse investigator in the Clerk of Court and Comptroller's office.  

It called the existing fraud waste and abuse investigator position an Inspector General.  

There's still no independence.  


No staff.


Just one person.  

Welcome her.

Make disclosures to her,

Ask questions.  Demand answers.  Expect democracy.   

Welcome the day when public officials will support a charter with an Ombudsman and Inspector General.

From St. Augustine Record:

County gets new inspector general

Responsibilities include investigating fraud, waste and abuse in government

Sheldon Gardner
St. Augustine Record
Nilsa Arissa

St. Johns County has a new person leading efforts against fraud, waste and abuse in part of county government. 

Nilsa Arissa, a St. Johns County resident, is the new inspector general for St. Johns County. 

“I’m very excited about the opportunity to add value to this incredible position here in St. Johns County and definitely interested in enhancing the processes here and serving the residents of St. Johns County," Arissa said. 

The role includes leading investigations of fraud, waste and abuse in the clerk of court and in county administration and contracted entities associated with it, St. Johns County Clerk Brandon Patty said. 

The county maintains a hotline for anyone, including the public, to report such allegations. People can call the hotline at 1-866-272-4351.

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