Monday, November 30, 2020

JACKSON COUNTY BUDGET PRACTICES RATED 'POOR' BY MISSOURI AUDITOR!!!

Today's reminder that the courthouse remains a viper pit wherein taxpayer money is often lost.

First note . . .

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway’s office gave Jackson County a poor rating for its budgeting practices, according to a new report released Monday.

"Jackson County taxpayers deserve to see exactly where every one of their dollars are going, but budgeting practices and the way money was transferred between funds made that difficult," Galloway said in a statement. "The county needs better processes so that citizens can be confident all spending is appropriate and transparent."

The response from the courthouse . . .

The Chairman of the Jackson County Legislature has issued the following statement on the audit report of Jackson County Budgets and Transfers released by the Office of Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway:

“The Jackson County Legislature in conjunction with the County Executive requested an independent audit by the Missouri State Auditor to provide assurance to all County elected officials and citizens of Jackson County that all assets of the County are safeguarded through proper internal controls that fully comply with applicable State and County laws.”

“The County Legislature remains grateful for the opportunity to have a review of our financial policies and practices. As the lawmaking branch, the Legislature remains resolute in continuing on its path of policymaking decisions to ensure best practices and improvements in fiscal responsibility measures are put into place to fully support the recommendations of the State Auditor.”

And then the final word goes to the Exec . . .

Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. has issued the following statement today on the audit report of Jackson County’s Budgets and Transfers released by the Office of Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway:

“On January 3, 2018, I recommended that the County Legislature request the Office of Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway conduct a thorough and independent performance audit of Jackson County’s financial policies and practices. Performance audits provide an objective analysis to improve operations, reduce costs and facilitate communication, decision-making, corrective actions and public accountability.

“Upon Auditor Galloway’s acceptance of the audit request on April 11, 2018, my administration has fully participated in this process to help her staff complete their scope of work, which included more than one audit report. The third report released today focuses on Jackson County’s Budgets and Transfers.

“I understood my recommendation to have the state auditor’s office dig into the longstanding policies and practices of Jackson County would not be without challenges; however, it was necessary to make us better. I am pleased to know that most of the recommendations made involve issues that have already been addressed by the County.

“While we may disagree with some of the statements or findings, we will continue to work with elected leaders as we review the report to determine if additional changes are necessary. I would like to thank State Auditor Nicole Galloway and her staff, whose hard work will help us in continuing to operate effectively with the utmost transparency and efficiency.”

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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Frankie boi lost track of $400 million dollars since 2017, that was found money that never got spent in the fiscal years budget. What kind of moron loses $400 million dollars and then turns around and taxes the shit out of it citizens?

And you idiots re-elected this dumb fuck.

Anonymous said...

This what happens when one party controls a county for over 80 years. Time for the democrats to voted out.

Anonymous said...


Are the democrats eating their own? Imagine that.

Anonymous said...

What an embarrassment for frank, losing track of 400 million dollars, unfuckingbelievable.

Anonymous said...

Who elected this dipshit ? Same people that bitch. Weird

Anonymous said...

So a guy who earned millions playing baseball but can't make his house payments is poor at managing the county finances?

Anonymous said...

On the off chance that somebody might want to know more about the facts before posting, here is a link to the audit report:

https://app.auditor.mo.gov/AuditReports/CitzSummary.aspx?id=855