Saturday, January 22, 2022

Show Us the Money, Jackson.

The Lumumba administration still has not produced the 2020 comprehensive annual financial report even though it was due June 30.  

Mississippi Code Section 21-35-31 states: 

(1) The governing authority of every municipality in the state shall have the municipal books audited annually, before the close of the next succeeding fiscal year, in accordance with procedures and reporting requirements prescribed by the State Auditor. The municipality shall pay for the audit or report out of its general fund....

Jackson did not produce the 2019 audit until March 2021.  The 2018 audit was produced in September 2019. The 2017 audit popped up in..... June 2019.   

So when will Jackson show the financial picture for 2020?


Anonymous said...

Alright Shad, send them a certified letter and give them 30 days to produce it or, sue them.

These people just don't think hell is hot and the rules don't apply to them.

Anonymous said...

The state legislature should be responsible for withholding state funds until credible audited financial reports are presented in a timely fashion. This is not being done. I have a feeling the reports look something like the current “express grain” fiasco in Greenwood. The major reason for lawyer disbarment is misappropriation of escrow funds.

Anonymous said...

Page Three Continuing Disclosure on Official Statement K!

Anonymous said...

So what recourse does the citizenry have? Complaint to the Ethics Commission?

Anonymous said...

the only people in jackson who can do financial math are the dope boys and they can convert from imperial to metric measurements and even know the current exchange rates for euros, pesos, CAD, and cryptos

Anonymous said...

Really now...If there's nobody on staff capable of pouring piss out of a boot, how the hell are you going to produce a comprehensive annual financial report. There's no penalty for an inaccurate report and apparently no sanction for not producing one at all.

What we need here is the appointment of a credible project manager unrelated to anybody at city hall. The job comes with a brand new white Dodge Ram.

Anonymous said...

The most transparent mayor ever - just ask him, he'll tell you. That's what he promised anyway, along with his other lies.

Anonymous said...

You get the government you deserve.

Anonymous said...

Chowke needs his own "wag the dog" moment so that this is maybe frozen water mains that are fixin' to break this week.

Note: time to fill up your bathtubs with water to flush those toilets.

Anonymous said...

ATTENTION SHADRICK: This is literally under your bailiwick per the MS Code. Do the hard things, not just the low hanging fruit. I won’t hold my breath.

smells like worse Boo Boo said...

Not to worry.

The City of Jackson's water pipes started to burst a few days ago.
And they still have a few weeks before the serious cold weather starts.

But I guess that's only because sane people have been moving out of Jackson during the last 35 years.

And no matter who is awarded the garbage contract,I'm sure
the "City with Soul" (or whatever) will have a delightful aroma
within a few weeks.

Jackistan Messenger said...

Maybe one of Chowke's "credible messengers" will deliver the report to KF, right? It could happen, right?

Anonymous said...

What firm has the audit contract for the City of Jackson?

Anonymous said...

Until competent people are in place you are going to continue to get the same results continuously. Secondly it has been said by several employees that-the deputy director of Administration have a GED. Maybe the new CFO will reorganized and change things around.

Anonymous said...

The city can't manage the dog pound. Why expect any thing better.

Anonymous said...

Help us Obi-Wan Shadobi, you're our only hope! Put this shithole of a city into bankruptcy, and let all these nimrod "leaders" be replaced by a receiver.

Anonymous said...

I live in NE Jackson I’m a CPA and I can tell you this mayor is a complete idiot. He couldn’t earn a paycheck if he had too. That’s why he’s in government. He knows the business leaders and owners that live in Jackson think he’s a dunce. His head is in the clouds

Anonymous said...

Rules? We don't need no stinkin' rules.

Hey my brother, pass me that m%$@*&$ing blunt. I got to hit it and announce who's the new trash man in town.

The Cold Hard Truth said...

Shad don't give a shit because Republicans don't need a single vote from Jackson's nearly extinct GOP voter pool to win statewide.

So let the Donkeycrats run the place into the ground. The whole state has figured out that if the denizens of the crapital city don't care enough to fix it themselves then why should anyone else give a damn.

Anonymous said...

^^^ 9:25

Anonymous said...

Shad would get lots of votes by enforcing the law . He Republican base supports making Jackson play by the rule is spending money.

Anonymous said...

Tann, Brown Russ CPAs was the audit firm for FYE 9/30/19 and presumably remains so for 9/30/20 and 9/30/21. Inexcusable for the FY20 audit to remain incomplete, and almost assuredly the fault lies with the City, not the audit firm. Here’s the link to the FY19 audit report.

Anonymous said...

The City government and insiders destroy all hope, which I never had to lose for a better future of the city. When officials cannot be shamed into even minor correction, feel imprisonment is beneath them the only recourse is starve them out. The withholding of funds of course cannot be done. So all we the good people can do is fight expansion, not let Jackson expand to gather more of a tax base. In a corrupt state the city stands out, not just for violent criminal actors. See no solution.

Anonymous said...

Remember the blues festival when it started in Greenville. Fed granted $100K for paying vendors, participants, security, etc. When they asked for receipts and proof of where the money went all they got was blank stare from the culprits. One of those "culprits" is in a very high political position today!!!

Anonymous said...

Despite all the pseudoexperts here, including the blog author, Shad has no authority to do anything to the City of Jackson for their failure to follow the law.

The State Auditor sets standards for what is required in the audit of a municipality. But the legislature, in its infinite wisdom, in writing the various statutes that govern municipalities, did not provide any penalties for those cities that fail to follow them regarding providing an annual audit.

Yes, the Auditor is to notify the city if it doesn't provide its audit on time. Hooray!!! Yes, he notifies the city, who them responds with a single finger salute. But the law does not allow Shad to move in and do the audit with his own forces, or to hire a firm to come do the audit.

So, love him or hate him - doesn't matter. This failure does not fall in his bailiick. And despite those that assume otherwise, try reading the statute (including the part that KF chose not to include in the post) and then come back and clarify just exactly what his office is allowed to do.

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