PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA

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CAO sweeping mistake under rug

By From page A5 | July 15, 2013

EDITOR:

At a recent Board of Supervisors meeting, the $509,646 Retiree Health Insurance mistake was quietly swept under the rug on the Consent Calendar.

At a previous Board of Supervisors meeting on April 23, Assistant CAO Kim Kerr had represented the huge financial problem to the board, but never accepted any responsibility. Attached to the recent board agenda item was another duplicate copy of the e-mail from County Auditor Joe Harn, CPA, asking for an explanation as to how the mistake happened and who was responsible for the mistake. No such explanation or responsibility was given to the board, as the mistake was just swept under the rug.

Why didn’t Kim explain the real root cause of the problem to the Board of Supervisors and public as County Auditor Joe Harn, CPA, requested in his e-mail of April 21? There seems to be no personal accountability with this CAO’s office.

JAMES SMITH
Placerville

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