City Budget Audit Petition

Chadwick posts a petition demanding “accurate and more transparent accounting of public funds by the City of DeKalb.” It reads:

To: Mayor Frank Van Buer; Aldermen Bertrand Simpson, Kris Povlsen, Vic Wogen, Donna Gorski, Ron Naylor, Dave Baker and Brent Keller

Whereas: we the undersigned citizens and taxpayers of the City of DeKalb are concerned with the lack of transparency and integrity of financial accounting as demonstrated by the transfer of an $800,000 deficit and then the sudden appearance of a $485,000 surplus in the FY09 budget. We demand transparent accounting of public funds, public borrowing and public contracts with private ventures. There should be no lingering doubt of any improprieties.

Now therefore: we hereby call for an Independent Certified Financial Audit of ALL City of DeKalb financial records and accounts for FY06, FY07 and FY08 and demand that the unedited comments and recommendations from the auditors to the Mayor and City Council be made public immediately.

Download a copy of the petition at Big DeKalb. Deadline for signatures is June 21.