Hiding the County’s Outside Auditors’ Critical Findings

On Thursday, February 26th, McHenry County’s outside auditing firm will report its findings to the Finance and Audit Committee.

State law allows such meetings to be held in secret.

Note the word “allows.”

There is no mandate in State law.

Here’s the agenda item:

Executive Session (continued-5ILCS 120/2 (C) (29) MEETINGS BETWEEN INTERNAL OR EXTERNAL AUDITORS AND GOVERNMENTAL AUDIT COMMITTEES, FINANCE COMMITTEES, AND THEIR EQUIVALENTS (Emphasis in the original.)

This is where the dirty laundry is aired.

This is where the Management Letter is distributed telling which departments need what improvements.

Mike Skala

Mike Skala

Members of the committee are

  • Mike Skala, Chairman
  • Jim Heisler, Vice Chairman
  • Yvonne Barnes
  • Mary McCann
  • Nick Provenzano
  • Larry Smith
  • Chuck Wheeler

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Considering that its the taxpayers’ money the auditor will be talking about, it seems to me that the discussion should be open to the public.


Comments

Hiding the County’s Outside Auditors’ Critical Findings — 2 Comments

  1. Tax dollar waste and potentially corrupt activity scrutinized behind closed doors and they claim they are an ‘open and transparent’ government! Reminds me of “I did not have sex with that woman” and “You will be able to keep your doctor”.

  2. Public servants not serving the McHenry County Public once again.

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