Brent addressing City Council on the wasteful spending of staff, city execs and bad decisions of the council with reference to taxpayer monies. Sorry wrong Brent Mason..
Brent Mason, CFO Michael Gomez Scott Catlett
Chief Financial Officer Brent Mason will be leaving or has left the City of Riverside as its Chief Financial Officer according to the Press Enterprise, in addition, Financial Resource Manager Michael Gomez is also gone or on his way out? Is this part of the Russo campaign for better government, beginning with a little bit of spring cleaning? TMC also learned weeks ago that former Assistant Finance Director Scott Catlett also was released. We found that the City of Yorba Linda accepted to recycle Catlett into the position of their new Finance Director.
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Did Cat (Scott Catlett) see the writing on the wall and it was only a matter of time that the new Russo administration would catch up to his creative financing? Or was he just fired after Assistant City Manager Marysheva-Martinez found innaccuracies in the books, or what is also known as rigging the numbers. Many in the community are questioning this sudden turn of events, especially when the City Executives are now admitting we are 13 Million in the hole. TMC has been looking at the books for years and it is our professional opinion the number is more like 20 to 25 million in the hole. Were they not able to keep it together over the years, even after the teachings of our former CFO legend in creative financing, Paul Sundeen? Or are they all responsible by default due to the Sundeen culture of public irresponsibility?
So where is the accountability? Employees leave on good terms, its called “without cause,” but the taxpayer ends up paying for all the bad decisions. It is high time that this culture of behavior ceases, and City Manager John Russo brings accountability up to the forefront, even if it means bringing the DA. The bottom line, was that the books were being “cooked” in an effort that they appear more prosperous and healthy than they really were. The perception of looking at the books was that the money was there, but not. This allowed the Council to spend more money to the long term detriment of the taxpayers, who no matter what, is ultimately responsible. Council, thanks again for those wasteful audits, they should have done the right thing and brought in the State Controller. Unbeknownst to the taxpayer, we were sent down this road to perdition, by the very people the community placed their trust in. All of these people in the finance department have been under the scrutiny of the new Assistant Manager Marianna Marysheva-Martinez.
In this City of Riverside it seems that we have come full circle with “The Good, The Bad and the The Ugly.”
CITY OF RIVERSIDE: MORE STORIES OF RECYCLED TRASH! Former City of Riverside Assistant City Manager Deana Lorson now has been recycled to become the Assistant City Manager to the the City of Oceanside…
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IS THE QUESTION EVERY CITY EMPLOYEE IS ASKING, “SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO?”
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