City of Coral Gables is said to Double Bill FEMA

One might hope that this Coral Gables Gazette story is not quite as bad as it looks initially. However, it does not engender enormous confidence in the finance director and auditing functions in Coral Gables, to say the least.  No great confidence that the City is able to keep track of others’ money, let alone the taxpayers.

Florida has ordered Coral Gables to reimburse over $1.2 million  of federal funds the city had apparently doubled billed and was paid twice for clean up expenses of three 2005 Hurricanes: Katrina, Rita and Wilma.

via City ordered to repay 2005 storms cleanup monies.

About Stephen E. McGaughey
International consultant in financing development programs and projects

One Response to City of Coral Gables is said to Double Bill FEMA

  1. Robert Burr says:

    It seems David Brown was quite fond of FEMA. Perhaps he figured out that rather than trimming all the big trees in Coral Gables, it was easier to allow them to grow tall and fat, then charge FEMA for the clean-up after they went down in a hurricane. Better to spend the money on wining and dining and lining his pockets, philandering and playing the field. Soon, we can all breath a sigh of relief — thanks to the recent term limits of our most infamous leaders of Coral Gables — as our dreaded decade of shame soon comes to an end.

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