An effort to rebuild the accountability infrastructure of St. Tammany government was initiated by Act 774 that was passed in 2014. So how is that working out?
In a report released today (October 2, 2017) by Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera, many of the entities are failing to address identified deficiencies. Purpera states, ““It does no good if these governments fail to make the needed changes.”
Who are the culprits? Well, they include the City of Slidell, the Town of Abita Springs, the Town of Madisonville, the Town of Pearl River, the Village of Folsom, and many others. Overall, LLA auditors and independent CPAs issued 66 reports for these entities that examined such areas as payroll and personnel, board oversight, ethics, capital assets, travel and expense reimbursement, and several other aspects of their internal financial operations.
Read the report here