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CRESPOGRAM REPORT

AUGUST 8, 2012

A REALITY CHECK IS NEEDED
COMMISSIONER, YOUR RESPONSE DOES NOT REFLECT THE SERIOUSNESS OF THE SITUATION

The July 27th City Commission meeting will be remembered for the clash between Commissioner “Ethics” Sarnoff, portions of the South Florida film industry and residents of Coconut Grove over the future of the TV show Burn Notice and it’s continued use of the Dinner Key Convention Center as a soundstage and backlot.


Had those folks bothered to stay around to watch the rest of the Commission meeting - especially all those firebrands from Coconut Grove - they would have witnessed something that might have actually served to justify the kind of anger that they vented over a TV show that has never had any long-term commitment to the economic future of Miami, and that generates less money for South Florida businesses than these folks think, given the amount of tax subsidies they get.


But that’s another story for another day.


This story is about the annual Audit Of Compliance With The Financial Integrity Principles that is required by the City Charter.


It only took the 2nd paragraph of the Cover Letter to sound a Defcom 5 alarm that the morons in charge of the finances in Regaladoland had once again demonstrated that Stupid Is, As Stupid Does!


        “Based on our examination of applicable records we

        noted that the City did not comply with eight (8) of the

        13 Financial Integrity Principles.  Proper implementation

        and adherence to all 13 Principles would provide a strong

        framework for the integrity of the City’s financial system

        and would thus enhance the protection of public funds.”


What were these Principles that were not complied with?  Here they are highlighted in Red.

For this level of incompetence the taxpayers of the City of Miami spent a total of $6,653,245.00 in salaries and benefits to the employees of the Finance Department in 2011.


You know the City’s in trouble when the Number One Noteworthy Accomplishment in the Report is that the City managed to get the appropriate number of bodies to show up for meetings.

I could go on like this detailing more examples of gross incompetence and stupidity detailed in this 139 page report, but even worse than the information in the report was the response of the City Commission’s Number One Watchdog when it comes to all matters financial:  Commissioner Frank Carollo.


Rather than try to describe his response, allow me to provide you the video clip so you can see it for yourself.

Really Frank? You don’t want to embarrass anyone and are even willing to congratulate them because they finally figured out how to balance the City’s check book?


Were you on drugs during the meeting???????


After three years of financial Hocus Pocus involving TENS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN FINANCIAL MISMANAGEMENT AND OUTRIGHT THIEVERY THAT BOGGLES THE MIND, and after repeated Annual Audit Financial Reports that keep detailing these “recurring findings,” of gross incompetence and a failure to comply by these morons, YOU DON’T WANT TO EMBARRASS ANYONE!!!!


FORGET EMBARRASSING ANYONE, FRANK, YOU SHOULD BE CLIMBING UP ON TOP OF THE DIAS AND SCREAMING, “I’M MAD AS HELL AND I’M NOT GOING TO PUT UP WITH THIS CRAZY SHIT ANYMORE!!!! EVERYONE IN THE FINANCE DEPARTMENT NEEDS TO BE FIRED!!!!!!”


Instead, you sit there with a shit-eating grin, talking about not embarrassing anyone!


You’re the wizbang CPA, Frank, that repeatedly claims to be the “Watchdog” of all things financial! Yet, instead of being a consistent, rational, and focused Watchdog, you continue to utter these inane, idiotic remarks which makes everyone wonder whether you even comprehend what it is that you say half the time.


If your intention was, and is, to position yourself to be the Commission’s Financial Watchdog then you need to start spending more time and preparation before showing up for Commission meetings, and being more focused and and consistent in demanding the changes to an end to the abuses you talk about.


You also need to understand and accept that to be an effective Watchdog you’ll piss the Mayor and your fellow Commissioners off in the process, and the measure of your effectiveness and success will be how angry you can make them meeting after meeting after meeting.


This means that embarrassing people over their incompetent behavior needs to be something you embrace and not run away from.


You’re never going to be the Mayor of Miami, Frank, but you could become a really effective Watchdog if you apply yourself.


To become one though, you’d better quit worrying about embarrassing the morons, and really start standing up for the citizens of Miami who are being financially raped by the financial mismanagement of the Regalado gang!


HERE’S THE COMPLETE FINANCIAL REPORT

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