Councilman Mitch Harper, during last evening’s Councilperson comment section of the Regular Session, once again reported that the Council still has not received a monthly financial statement. Â
Councilman John Shoaff pointed out that Mitch has been the front man for the request, but that all of the City Council voted for the ordinance requiring the monthly statements. Â Council President Tom Smith also concurred with the comments.
I might point out, that Deputy Mayor Greg Purcell has stated that the Council will receive last month’s statement by the end of this month, which is tomorrow. Â I spoke with Greg earlier today and it appears they are still on track for this to happen. Â He reiterated the point that it’s not as important the first part of the year to examine balances as not much information has been gathered or accumulated. Â The more important view, he feels, comes at the 6 month mark. Â Traditionally, this is the time the budgets are prepared and acted on by the City Council. Â At this point, you are halfway through the fiscal year and can get more of an idea of where you’re headed.
Video of the comments.