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CRESPOGRAM REPORT

APRIL 25, 2013

IT’S CAFR TIME IN MIAMI

I guess I’m back on the shit list with the Regaladoland gang. For a week or so after I finished my Spence-Jones series everyone quit glaring at me whenever I showed up on city property, but now It’s been two weeks and no one will even acknowledge the receipt of my emails. It doesn’t matter because once again its time for the annual CAFR debacle.


As you read in my email above, I was asking for a copy of the City Manager’s letter notifying the City Commission that the CAFR is not ready. CAFR stands for Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, and for the last year Commissioner Frank Carollo has made it’s preparation one of his top priorities.  The people in the finance department, starting with La Vieja Loca Janice Larned, listened to Frank’s pleas and threats and treated them in pretty much the same way that they treat his request for documents, by ignoring him.


So, once again the CAFR isn’t ready.  One of my sources says that a major reason this year is that Assistant City Manager Alice “In Regaladoland” Bravo, can’t make heads or tails about how much money was spent on Operations last year. 


Another source informed me a decision has been made to bring someone over from the County to become the City’s Finance Director, and when that person arrives La Vieja Loca will be out the door. 


At the same time another source informed me that Janice went out and hired the Fort Lauderdale accounting firm of Keefe, McCullough & Company LLP, to come in to try and get the CAFR finished.


Now, you might ask why the City of Miami would need to go and hire a Fort lauderdale accounting firm when there are so many accounting firms in the city and in the county, but perhaps Larned isn’t as batshit crazy as everyone continues to claim she is.


You got to remember, Larned lives in Fort Lauderdale, and If she’s leaving she needs to start trying to line up a new job.  Now, I’m not saying that she went out and hired this company as part of her job application, but some folks are, and you always have to remember that she hired her former business partner’s unqualified brother to be the last Finance Director, so we’ll just have to see where La Vieja Loca winds up after she bid adieu to Regaladoland, and if she used this job to grease her way into the next one.


At any event if it’s April in Miami, you can’t lose money betting that the CARF will not have been done, or that Frank Carollo won’t get all bent out of shape and probably spent an hour saying what could be said it about 10 seconds: “Mister Manager, either fire these people, or fire yourself, because this incompetent, crazy shit has to stop!”


SEVERAL HOURS AFTER I POSTED THIS STORY I RECEIVED AN EMAIL FROM THE COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT WITH THE FOLLOWING THREE DOCUMENTS.  SOMETIMES A SQUAKY WHEEL DOES GET SOME GREASE.

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