Noticeably absent from the Times coverage the other day of the various messes at the city was any mention of our former chief financial officer.
In Who had the power to sell the ballpark bonds? we saw that any one of three people could have sold the bonds including the former CFO.
One might argue that under the old city manager no one would dare to disagree with her. In fact at least one deputy city manager did and lost her job faster than you can say redo San Jacinto Plaza. Now that I think of it almost anything could be done faster than the San Jacinto Plaza project so lets say faster than the baby sitter’s boyfriend when your car pulls up.
Of course that was much of the problem and still is today. The city manager’s job has become so powerful that city staff cannot respectfully disagree.
Our former chief financial officer had a duty to the public to sound the alarm. Maybe she was in favor of the delay and shares responsibility for the $27 million that we lost. She of all people should have known better.
We deserve better