This morning we reported about arrogant Billboard Dutch Boy Bockweg refusing to give city commissioners an accounting of his budget that goes to salary increases and more bureaucrats.
And now we find more bureaucratic indifference and arrogance from the City administration.
Imagine if you made a $100,000 mistake in your job, would you have a job tomorrow?
Well, according to the Miami Today, that's exactly what just happened at the City.
IRS PENALTY: In another case of the City of Miami paying now for past mistakes, Finance Director Diana Gomez told commissioners last week that the city had to pay the Internal Revenue Service a $100,000 penalty for not reporting on time. City Manager Carlos Migoya said an employee who was in charge of making payments was late twice and the $100,000 was the second of two fines. He said the employee no longer works for the city. Ms. Gomez said a system is now in place to avoid late payments, including online payments rather than by phone and a second person who checks that payments have gone through.
Mistakes of the past?
Who was there IN THE PAST and responsible for oversight of the Finance Department?
From September 2007
"The City of Miami City Manager Pete Hernandez has announced the appointment of Larry Spring to Chief Financial Officer. In his new role, Mr. Spring will oversee the Departments of Finance,"
Larry loves his $200,000+ compensation, but he won't take responsibility for the mistakes of his employees.
And yes, this too:
He became a Certified Public Accountant in May, 2001.
So is he a CPA or not?
$100,000 of OUR money needlessly down the drain.
Where does the buck stop?