The Auditor’s report on the Parking Dept. and missing funds left a lot of questions about how well City Manager Lynch supervises and oversee’s the departments in this city or how he oversee’s those responsible for that dept.
In the SUN’s Breaking New section is a story IG: City broke bidding laws on new fire-alarm system that states in part:
The city violated state bidding laws when it procured a new wireless fire-alarm system and when it forced some property owners to purchase connecting radio boxes from the company that installed the system, the state Inspector General’s Office found
Which bothered me some, but what I really found hard to believe was this:BOLD MINE
Sullivan’s findings are detailed in an Oct. 20, 2011 letter addressed to Michael Vaughn, the city’s chief procurement officer. The letter was obtained by The Sun. It was never provided to the City Council by City Manager Bernie Lynch’s administration.
Lynch said Thursday afternoon the IG’s letter may have crossed his desk, but he did not remember it specifically, so he could not immediately comment on whether it should have been provided to the council or on its contents.
Please a Letter from the IG’s Office hits this city and all of a sudden the Manager has amnesia? I attached the Letter from the IG.
He picked a heck of a time to pull a John Cox and not share a letter with the City Council. Sadly it opens the question to -Did he tell 1 or 2 and not all?
It also calls into question whether the Manager has been so focused on finances that he lets departments and department heads do anything they want and until a problem is presented than he ignores whatever is going on if there is money coming in or none being lost.
Mimi last week posted on her concerns about the fire boxes and now we find that the city was informed in October of 2011 and the council wasn’t informed/ the process wasn’t stopped immediately and the Fire Chief and Purchasing Agent were not required to supply the Manager / Council a full report.
it took a court ruling in May of 2012 for change to occur? why?
Where was the Auditor and Law Dept in this? Did Mr. Vaughn not tell them either?
Is Mr. Vaughn also a rogue employee? That’s what the Manager called Mr. Carney when it was shown he ran his department with no oversite.
How many other department are run by rogues and what will it take until the citizens and taxpayers not to mention the Council find out?