Thank you for encouraging residents to look more closely into the city’s finances. If it weren’t for your publishing of Treasurer Wanda Brown’s reports we would continue to be in the dark.
I read how Mayor Butts is removing Wanda’s duties which included being on the Claims Review Committee. A review of the meeting minutes show they have used this body to settle claims outside of the public’s view. Who is Karen Tishkoff? The city paid her an unknown settlement amount too.
Can you please verify why these invoices go through a special committee when other city invoices don’t? Why isn’t the public invited to attend these meetings?
I see that the city is paying the motel operators for emergency housing services for the homeless. Is this funding coming from the Homeless Emergency Solutions Grant (HESG) program that St. Margaret is over or the CARES Act funding you’ve been referencing? If the city already has funds for housing the homeless there should be ample funding for the residents to get in on the Rent Relief program.
The city should also tighten up on their minutes. How did the meeting start time occur after the meeting adjourned?