from J.D. Rosendahl’s article What Can Anyone Do About This Nightmare
Demand an independent financial audit of every municipality every 3-5 years. Start the process by a grass roots movement at the local level. Transparency of government spending should be issue number one for all of us, or at least very close to the top of the list. We need to learn specifically, how and where all municipalities are wasting money. Our budgetary issues are for the most part massive over spending, and having a regimented independent audit would show us all where the problems actually lie. Until we know that, it’s very difficult to specifically direct our concerns on what needs to change, and allows our politicians to play the shell game with tax payer money. Every corporation and family lives by a budget, which is constantly reviewed. Why don’t we expect that from our local government/municipalities?