http://webmail.libionline.net libi@libionline.net
 
Rita Crundwell, The comptroller of Dixon, Illinois, is accused of misappropriating more than $30 million in city funds.  In a Midwestern town of less than 16,000; one person was responsible for embezzling $1/2 mil a month for years.     The head of our GSA is so corrupt that he took the 5th Amendment on his job title.

  The reality is that our taxes are not too low and our services are not too grand. Our problem - whether it is local, state, or federal – is corruption.

I have started an internal audit of the City of Imperial Beach, California.   There is no lack of money. I have only done a cursory audit; looking at the budget, financial statements, and the A/P & A/R reports from 11/01/11 – 05/31/12. What I have found is a three-fold problem: Our city officials are stealing the money, giving away the money, and they are mismanaging the money.

Stealing The Money:

On the accounts payable report there are checks cut to 'U.S. Bank'. I don't know if this is a credit card or a giant box in the corner of City Hall for everyone to throw their random receipts. In six months the total is over $90,000.00. The lists of items for every check cut is 110-160 items and total from $10,000 - $20,000 every month. The random receipts include our Mayor's airline flights, drumsticks/guitar pics, and ''employee services gifts'' for employees already making over $100,000 yr., $943.83 for chairs, and more food & travel expenses than is humanly possible for 123 employees.

We have paid for a Costco membership renewal, but the City has no Costco card. $162.00 for the City Manager's Kiwanis Club dues.

In December there are five checks cut for $420.00 each to reimburse health care to our City Manager, City Clerk, HR Director, Community Development Director, & Public Safety Director. If our Firemen and line workers can pay their own health care so can the people making the highest salaries.

The 2010 Comptrollers' Report shows that Imperial Beach paid out $447,485 more than the maximum allowed by law. To subvert the wage limit law our Council and City officials have now moved their wages from the general fund to the RDA program.

If you look at the past budgets you can see the “Actuals” for the previous years – how the money came into the city and how it was used. The City is not showing the 2010 Actuals on our our current budget. The citizenry can not see how the previous years' money was actually spent. I have requested the Actuals for 2010 and 2011, but have not received them.

Giving Away The Money:

Page 42 lists the City Attorney budget at $105,000, but that is only the retainer fee. The actual checks cut to the City Attorniey is $357,031.90 through 05/31/12.    I've also found checks paid to two other Attorneys so the total attorney fees paid by the city is  $587,960.98.   The Budget for the Year 07/01/10-06/30/11 reported City Attorney fees at $242,444, but the Actual checks so that $510,369.60 was paid to the three law firms. 

On past Financial Statements page 13 shows a revenue listing for 'Contributions' – these are donations made to the City by private citizens and businesses, usually for specific purposes. In 2008 the contributions were $1,861.70, in 2009 - $2,002,224 , 2010 - $2,101,726. But on the 2011 the account disappears.

Notice how contributions rose when the economy crashed. It was very kind of the citizenry to step to the plate to help our their City. Unfortunately, they were throwing red meat to sharks.

The fuel bill from November to April is $79,928.74. Our City consumed 19,869.20 gallons of regular fuel and 1,983 gallons of diesel. I called the SKS Corporation that distributes the fuel. They told me that the bill was over $200,000 last year. I spoke to an employee where the pump is located and he assured me that all of the fuel is accounted for, everyone signs for their fuel, but when i requested the signature log I was denied. 

They Are Mismanaging The Money:

Every month there are thousands of dollars worth of of AT&T telephone charges. Instead of having a bundled package the City has every phone listed separate and are paying prime rate for every call. We also spend thousands with Cox, Sprint, Verizon, and a couple communication companies I've never even heard of.

We use three water bottling companies. There are a dozen companies listed as 'consultants'. We are cutting checks to people & companies that don't even have web sites.

The City is laying off our line workers, but they are paying the Department of Corrections $3,000 - $5,000 for convicted felons to clean the side of the roads.

I have requested the A/P printout for July, 1, 2011 – October 31, 2011 and May of this year to audit all of last year. I have also requested the backup paperwork for a number of checks including the U.S. Bank checks. I will go through the receipts and tally up what every employee and company owes to the City of I.B.

To our City Officials: I will track every receipt and you will pay back every dime you stole. I will start with the previous year, then I will dig through the past years throughout your tenure.

To the Companies: No contract without consideration. If you made a slimy deal with a slimy city officials too bad for you – your contract is worthless.

I suggest that everyone contact every Council Member to let them know that you do not want them to 'approve' anything until our books are cleaned up. We have big problems in this little town, but lack of money is not one of them.







 





Our problem is not too little taxes or too many services; our problem is corruption. We as the citizens of Imperial Beach need to audit our books

 


Comments

06/09/2015 9:38pm

could be a source of reference for the reader the contents of the articles in this site .... hopefully always will update a useful article ... thanks

Reply
10/11/2016 1:57pm

mie sedap with kari <a href="http://obatpasutrijogja.com/cara-menggugurkan-kandungan-dengan-selamat/">cara menggugurkan kandungan</a>
<a href="http://menggugurkankandunganaman.com/">cara menggugurkan kandungan</a>

<a href="http://obataborsiasliampuh.com/">obat penggugur kandungan</a>

<a href="http://carapalingaman.com/">cara menggugurkan janin</a>

Reply
12/30/2016 11:29pm

This article really englightend me about rundeck and automating operations at saleforce, I really thank you for posting it

Reply
12/30/2016 11:29pm

great tutoria;l

Reply
12/30/2016 11:30pm

great and thanks for shareing dude

Reply
06/29/2015 8:59pm

Very useful article once ... I hope this site is always updated articles that could be a benefit to the reader.

Reply
08/04/2015 12:19am

Such intelligent work on the subject and ideal way of writing here. I am really impressed! This post is a helpful overview of the particular topic and very actionable. Interesting approach

Reply

thank you very much for the information that is written on this site ....

Reply
11/17/2015 7:13pm

when your body feels sore, aching pain, colds, or even feel very tired body, try drinking our most excellent products and guaranteed benefits.

Reply
11/18/2015 6:26pm

your writing very good, indeed very beneficial for all. Thank you for the information.

Reply
11/19/2015 10:56pm

thank you I've been allowed to see your posts. very nice and useful once

Reply
01/04/2016 4:55am

ayuruhus razieq
eputid uyapig odetim esateh ojaqum etupec isupub ijinej afoqek ewetik acunug opiruf

Reply
03/03/2017 11:11pm

This design is spectacular! You most certainly know how to keep a reader amused. Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost...HaHa!) Wonderful job. I really loved what you had to say, and more than that, how you presented it. Too cool

Reply
01/04/2016 10:41pm

Thanks for a great and useful article on this site. may always update so much help many readers who need a reference.

Reply
01/13/2016 7:47pm

i very like with your post

Reply

I'm pretty pleased to uncover this website. I need to to thank you for your time due to this fantastic read!! I definitely loved every little bit of it and I have you book marked to look at new things on your website.

Reply
01/29/2016 8:41am

Not to discount your point. Your example (or its intent) is valid. That being said, if it’s worth making a rule about something, then it’s also worth breaking it if improves the outcome and if you are in a position to do so.

Reply
02/02/2016 10:46pm

Yuhuuuu, I like to surf through browsing on this website, because all of my attention a very interesting article to read it. I wait there latest posts

Reply
02/12/2016 8:22pm

Can I just say what a relief to discover an individual who genuinely understands what they're discussing on the internet. You definitely know how to bring a problem to light and make it important. A lot more people must check this out and understand this side of your story. It's surprising you are not more popular because you definitely possess the gift.

Reply
03/09/2016 11:08pm

United we stand, divided we fall. Therefore we as bloggers should be mutually supportive in terms of the smallest such as to support this blog by filling a positive comment

Reply
05/09/2016 6:27pm

Today, I am very happy and entertained because of yesterday I have yet to find the latest information as written on the post above.

Reply
07/28/2016 2:23am

Rarely there are websites / blogs that post news / articles / information that is exceptional as was the above.

Reply
08/12/2016 8:44pm

I'm very happy to see this web because the info I'm looking for at this time is in here.
thanks once your article quite useful for many people.
Very efficiently written information. It will be valuable to everyone who uses it, including myself. Thanks a lot!

Reply
08/12/2016 8:46pm

I'm very happy to see this web because the info I'm looking for at this time is in here.
thanks once your article quite useful for many people.
Very efficiently written information. It will be valuable to everyone who uses it, including myself. Thanks a lot!

Reply
08/12/2016 9:28pm

I'm very happy to see this web because the info I'm looking for at this time is in here.
thanks once your article quite useful for many people.
Very efficiently written information. It will be valuable to everyone who uses it, including myself. Thanks a lot!

Reply
08/30/2016 11:22pm

May you always be health by God so that you can update your post at any time

Reply
08/30/2016 11:45pm

it is interesting news or information contained on this website, addresses or links from this site I put a bookmark in my personal computer's browser.

Reply
10/23/2016 1:55am

I'm very happy to see this web because the info I'm looking for at this time is in here.
thanks once your article quite useful for many people.
Very efficiently written information. It will be valuable to everyone who uses it, including myself. Thanks a lot!

Reply
11/08/2016 11:43am

Thanks for sharing here.
I am very happy to read your review.

Reply
11/15/2016 5:32pm

I'm very happy to see this web because the info I'm looking for at this time is in here.
thanks once your article quite useful for many people.
Very efficiently written information. It will be valuable to everyone who uses it, including myself. Thanks a lot!

Reply
11/15/2016 7:28pm

Oh to be like that yes, very helpful nih news / information presented above. I suggest to make the paper more often like this.

Reply
12/15/2016 12:30am

You to create the article contains the informations of important

Reply
01/06/2017 5:59pm

<a href="http://obatwasirdanambeienstaduim4.blogspot.co.id/2017/01/cara-menghilangkan-benjolan-wasir-luar.html" >Cara menghilangkan benjolan wasir luar secara alami</a>
<a href="http://obatwasirdanambeienstaduim4.blogspot.co.id/2017/01/cara-mengobati-ambeien-dengan-cepat.html" >Cara mengobati ambeien dengan cepat</a>
<a href="http://pengobatanwasirluar.over-blog.com/2017/01/obat-wasir-clofen.html" >Obat Wasir Di Century</a>
<a href="http://euro-hostels.biz/obat-wasir-yang-cepat-sembuh" >Obat Wasir Yang Cepat Sembuh</a>
<a href="http://obatwasirherbaldotnet.over-blog.com/2017/01/obat-wasir-yg-cepat.html" >Obat Wasir Yg Cepat</a>
<a href="http://baufonds.org/obat-ambien-wasir-chinese-zhigenduan" >Obat Ambien/ Wasir Chinese Zhigenduan</a>
<a href="http://obatwasirpalingmurah.over-blog.com/2017/01/salep-wasir-obat-cina.html" >Salep Wasir Obat Cina</a>
<a href="http://obatkutilkelamintradisional.com/2017/01/07/contoh-obat-wasir-jangan-ditelan/" >Contoh Obat Wasir Jangan Ditelan</a>
<a href="http://obatwasirpalingmanjurstadium4.over-blog.com/2017/01/obat-wasir-dalam.html" >Obat Wasir Dalam</a>
<a href="https://obatwasirherbaldotnet.jimdo.com/2017/01/06/obat-wasir-dengan-bawang-putih/" >Obat Wasir Dengan Bawang Putih</a>
<a href="http://caramengobatiwasirluar.over-blog.com/2017/01/obat-wasir-dari-dokter.html" >Obat Wasir Dari Dokter</a>
<a href="http://caramengobatiwasir.weebly.com/blog/-obat-wasir-de-nature" >Obat Wasir De Nature</a>
<a href="http://obatkankerstadiumempat.blogspot.co.id/2017/01/obat-herbal-kanker-payudara-tanpa.html">Obat herbal kanker payudara tanpa operasi</a>
<a href="http://obatsakitjantungakut.over-blog.com/2017/01/obat-kanker-rahim-stadium-2.html">Obat Kanker Rahim Stadium 2</a>
<a href="http://euro-hostels.biz/obat-kanker-rahim-stadium-1-0">Obat Kanker Rahim Stadium 1</a>
<a href="http://obatjantungkoroner.over-blog.com/2017/01/obat-kanker-servik-tradisional.html">Obat Kanker Servik Tradisional</a>
<a href="http://baufonds.org/obat-tradisional-untuk-kanker-servik">Obat Tradisional Untuk Kanker Servik</a>
<a href="http://pengobatansakitjantung.over-blog.com/2017/01/obat-kanker-rahim-tradisional.html">Obat Kanker Rahim Tradisional</a>
<a href="http://obatkutilkelamintradisional.com/2017/01/07/tanaman-obat-kanker-servik/">Tanaman Obat Kanker Servik</a>
<a href="http://obatsakitjantungyangampuh.over-blog.com/2017/01/obat-tradisonal-kanker-servik.html">Obat Tradisonal Kanker Servik</a>
<a href="http://obatsakitjant.livejournal.com/649.html">Obat Untuk Kanker Servik</a>
<a href="http://obatsakitjantungbengkak.over-blog.com/2017/01/obat-vaksin-kanker-servik.html">Obat Vaksin Kanker Servik</a>
<a href="http://obatsakitjantungakut.blogdetik.com/2017/01/07/obat-kanker-rahim-pada-wanita-1">Obat Kanker Rahim Pada Wanita</a>

Reply
01/06/2017 6:00pm

http://obatwasirdanambeienstaduim4.blogspot.co.id/2017/01/cara-mengobati-ambeien-dengan-cepat.html

Reply
01/06/2017 8:46pm

when your body feels sore, aching pain, colds, or even feel very tired body, try drinking our most excellent products and guaranteed benefits.

Reply
02/06/2017 10:02pm

How to get the top class flashlight?

Reply
02/24/2017 12:00am

Only by leaving streaks in the comments field is the same as you have been giving support to a blog / website.

Reply
04/08/2017 12:21am

Reply
ironsteelcenter.com
04/27/2017 11:33pm

Pemadatan tanah adalah proses naiknya kerapatan tanah dengan memperkecil jarak antar partikel sehingga terjadi reduksi volume udara : tidak terjadi perubahan volume air yang cukup berarti pada tanah tersebut.

Reply



Leave a Reply


Contact: libi@libionline.netlibi@libionline.net