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Audit slams Mayor Brown’s transport practices

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A news expelled Tuesday by a Council Auditor’s Office found “numerous issues” and concerns with Mayor Alvin Brown’s transport practices.

The news cites improperly reported present travel, countless inaccuracies in filed reports, and “vague” and “insufficient” documentation. It also found transport cancelations that squandered thousands in taxpayer dollars, and that “the mayor did not pointer any of this transport forms with his full signature.”

“Nobody is above a manners and regulations,” Council Auditor Kirk Sherman told First Coast News, job a review “not really impressive.” Sherman pronounced one of a arch concerns is a miss of clarity — including a months it took to obtain some documentation. In one case, a city’s inability to yield annals forced auditors to an airline to obtain a mayor’s transport records.

The add-on for a administration’s transport was some-more than $78,000 in a 2011/12 bill year. That represented a 250 percent boost over prior years. The mayor had requested a incomparable bill in sequence to sell Jacksonville to investors. Councilmember John Crecimbeni, who chaired a Finance Committee during a time, pronounced he concluded to boost a bill on a condition a income would be spent wisely and well.

“I got a joining from a Mayor’s Office. we pushed forward with a bargain that they wouldn’t rubbish income they wold transport frugally.”

Crescembeni called a review “disappointing,” and pronounced he expects a mayor’s transport bill could be “reduced significantly” in a arriving bill routine as a result.

Incoming Council Finance Chair Richard Clark could call for a deeper review as well, one that looks over 2012.

Chris Hand, a mayor’s arch of staff, pronounced a mayor would acquire such scrutiny. He forked out that a city, both in and with a Council Auditor, and as an inner matter, has overhauled and softened many city processes. “Those changes have constructed a series of improvements,” he said.

Click here to review a full review document.

Article source: http://www.firstcoastnews.com/story/news/local/2014/07/01/audit-slams-mayor-brown-travel/11908525/

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