I’ll have full details on this when I get the full Council Recap together, but basically what happened was Beth Mason brought in a representative of the forensic accounting firm to describe what they do. He spoke of the millions they saved taxpayers of Newark, and said they already see places to save money in Hoboken.
Since it was “New Business” there was no vote on the issue, and it was sent to committee for further discussion. Michael Russo said he would rather have the state comptroller’s office study the city’s accounting rather than a firm like this, but Peter Cunningham doubted they would do the job. Russo didn’t want the firm to look at this year’s budget before the council makes it’s changes.
Beth Mason copied Hoboken411 on this letter than she sent on behalf of herself and other council members to Council President Castellano and Finance Committee Chairman Russo.
The matter of a forensic audit of the city’s finances, as well as the Parking Utility will be brought forward in tonight’s “New Business” part of the council meeting.
As long as David Caruso, of CSI:Miami isn’t handling the forensics, I’m all for it.