More details have leaked of the state audit of the City of Compton finances. As the date nears for the public to consume the findings, 2UrbanGirls have obtained a scathing review of expenditures charged to the city’s credit card. Residents will recall during the May 2, 2017, regular city council meeting where former city controller Nita McKay discussed her offices audit of the city credit card purchases.
Credit card purchases were reviewed between July 1, 2013, through June 30, 2016, which totalled $51,695, which the state found ALL to be questionable.
Citing Chapter 4, Section 11, of the city’s Municipal Code, which states all purchases on behalf of the city shall be by purchase order only and issued by the City Manager and must be accompanied by a requisition of the City Controller, who shall endorse that there exists an appropriation in the fund account against which purchase is to be charged. Justification of the expense should also be included.
Of the questionable purchases were $24,404, for travel which represented 47% of the charges to the city’s credit card. The purchases did not include any original receipts or justification for the charges.
This could explain the carousel of persons occupying the positions of City Manager and Controller.
2UrbanGirls was also able to confirm with multiple city employees and members of the city council that Mayor Aja Brown has moved her offices out of 205 S. Willowbrook and across the street to the Compton Transit Center.