Downard Reacts To Neighborhood Resignations

by Gabe Bullard on March 23, 2010

A Louisville Metro Councilman says the recent resignation of two government employees is a sign of financial mismanagement.

Two employees in Louisville’s Neighborhoods Department resigned over alleged violations of purchasing rules. The violations came to light after an internal audit and are expected to be detailed in an audit from State Auditor Crit Luallen. The full audit will be released Wednesday.

Councilman Kelly Downard says the neighborhoods resignations confirm his belief that financial oversight is lacking in Metro Government.

“I believe that the financial people within all the departments should report to the office of management and budget, then you get good accounting information,” he says. “Right now, I don’t think you do.”

Mayor Jerry Abramson says he’s been made aware of deficiencies and problems reported in the audit and has begun work on fixing them

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Eden Springs March 24, 2010 at 12:26 pm

Anyone taking side bets on how soon Beshear will announce his replacement pick for Lt. Gov? (Not that it will matter…)

If the State and County Attorneys weren’t in Jerry’s pockets there’d be a lawsuit over this audit.

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