Yeah, screw the taxpayers. After all, we just proved our competence:
After analyzing Macon’s fiscal 2006 financial books, the city’s new auditor pointed out 14 “material weaknesses” and found seven instances of the city not following state or federal regulations as it managed money.
Among the larger corrections City Hall has to make: Macon overstated by more than $15 million the value of its general fund balance at the beginning of fiscal 2006, according to the audit. Rather than starting the year with a more than $10 million surplus in the city’s largest fund, Macon in fact had a deficit of more than $5 million.