City Audit Review & State of the City | Community Spirit
Fiscal Year 2012 Audit to be Reviewed with City Council
Public to Get State of the City in Month-Long Series
At a Worksession on Tuesday, January 8, Miller Edwards from Mauldin & Jenkins, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, will discuss the Fiscal Year 2012 (FY12) Audit with Macon City Council. (FY12 runs from July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012.) The Worksession will be held in Council Chambers at City Hall beginning at 5:00 p.m.
Copies of the information provided to City Council will be available for the press ahead of the meeting, and Mayor Robert Reichert will be available for interviews following the meeting.
“I believe the public will be very pleased – as I am – to hear the results of this past year’s audit,” says Mayor Reichert. “Throughout this administration, we have worked diligently to bring our accounting and budget practices in line with industry standards and to ensure we are good stewards of the taxpayers’ money.”
Throughout January, Mayor Reichert intends to provide the public with several presentations and forums that will serve as a State of the City update. Tuesday’s Worksession about the audit will be the first in that series as it shows the greatly improved fiscal health of the City.
“Instead of trying to encapsulate all of the successes of the past year, the work that still needs to be done, and our focus for the final year of the City of Macon into a single presentation, I want to give this important work the attention and in-depth analysis that the public deserves,” says Mayor Reichert.
Throughout the month-long State of the City, the Mayor will also address economic and community development, projects funded through the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST), and ongoing planning and updates in the Second Street Downtown Corridor project. The Mayor will cap off the State of the City by providing the public with a Strategic Plan for his Office for the final year of the City.
“There is a lot of work that needs to be done in the next year, from day-to-day operations, on-going city-wide projects, and, of course, preparing for the new, consolidated Macon-Bibb County government,” says Mayor Reichert. “We have worked for several months to develop a plan that will identify the big projects that need to be completed, steps needed to ensure long-term projects are continued, and that City services continue uninterrupted.”