Events at the April 8, 2019 City Council Meeting demonstrate that there is a New Sheriff in town. The City Council authorized two Ad-Hoc Subcommittees to deal with material problems left over from the old regime.
First, recognizing a red-flag warning after Culver City expended more than $12 million of taxpayer money on a new fiber network without substantial results, the City Council appointed Councilmembers Göran Eriksson and Daniel Lee to the Municipal Fiber Network Ad Hoc Subcommittee.
Second, being advised of long-standing-credit-card abuse by Culver City employees and long-delayed establishment of effective internal controls, the City Council appointed Mayor Thomas Small and Councilmember Alex Fisch to an Ad-Hoc Subcommittee to “review” the efforts of Moss Adams LLP and Staff.
We look forward to the day when we can applaud the efforts of each Subcommittee to mitigate fraud, waste and abuse in Culver City. We hope that those efforts result, in part, in the establishment of an independent fraud, waste and abuse whistleblower hotline for employees, residents and vendors.
Les Greenberg, Esquire