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FOILed Again: Mayor’s Impact Team Audit Requested

Delaware District Councilmember Mike LoCurto, South District Councilmember Mickey Kearns, and Lovejoy District Councilmember Rich Fontana have filed a resolution asking City Comptroller Andy SanFilippo to audit the Mayor’s Impact Team.

Last Monday I spoke with Tony Farina in the Comptroller’s office, who told me that he knew of no past audit of the Mayor’s Impact Team, and added that none was likely to be done without an external request.

Here’s that external request:

RESOLUTION

BY: MR. LoCURTO
COSPONSORS: MR. FONTANA, MR. KEARNS

RE: Requesting an Audit of Mayor’s Impact Team

WHEREAS: three city workers with the Mayor’s Impact Team were recently suspended without pay pending an investigation for allegedly performing landscaping work during regular working hours Friday at the private property of one of the individuals; and

WHEREAS: these actions represent the misuse of City workers and City vehicles; and

WHEREAS: unfortunately, this is not the first time misuse of City vehicles by the Mayor’s Impact Team has been documented; and

WHEREAS: because of the involvement of many different departments, allocations to the Mayor’s Impact Team are not itemized in the City’s Annual Budget; and

WHEREAS: the actions of a select few should not damage the reputation and work ethic of the Mayor’s Impact Team and the good that it has been able to accomplish; and

WHEREAS: the misuse of taxpayer money breeds mistrust of and cynicism in government.

NOW, THEREFOR BE IT RESOLVED THAT:

The Common Council requests that the City Comptroller performs an immediate audit of the Mayor’s Impact Team’s operations and financial expenditures including equipment and cell phone use; and that given the gravity of the allegations, that this report be returned to this honorable body as soon as possible.

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT:

This matter be referred to the appropriate committee of the Common Council for further consideration.

___________________ ___________________ _____________________
Michael J. LoCurto Michael P. Kearns Richard A. Fontana