Reaction now to the Akron audit "fiscal caution" finding from Akron Republican mayoral nominee Jennifer Hensal.
On 1590 WAKR's Ray Horner Morning Program, Hensal says the state's been advising the City since 2008 to revise it's bookeeping practices but those warnings were ignored. Hensal says that's what she finds most disturbing aspect about the report. Hensal says the city faces major problems in the years to come with huge payments looming to overhaul the combined sanitary and stormwater sewer system.
Also this morning a trio of high-ranking officials with the Plusquellic Administration took to the airwaves. Law Director Cheri Cunningham, Finance Director Diane Miller-Dawson and Public Service Deputy Mayor Rick Merolla pitched the City's response to the audit report.
Dawson told WAKR's Ray Horner this was really nothing new and the City had been notified of these issues as far back as 1979. Merolla, a former Finance Director, noted there was misunderstanding over the accounting language used regarding the story while Cunningham notes there was never any suggestion of wrongdoing.