In an abundance of caution, I have asked that staff review the District 1 budget expenditures for 2015 and 2016. No one in the District 1 office has ever had a p-card, including me. And, no one in District 1 has ever been allowed to make purchases using public funds that were not authorized by me. Even though I instituted these controls from the beginning of my service and routinely monitor my budget, I thought it was prudent to have outside staff review my expenditures.
I am pleased that the outside review of the District 1 budget is consistent with my observations. For the fiscal year 2015, District 1 spent only 37.12% of the budget. For the fiscal year 2016, as of October, District 1 has spent 55.76% of the budget. No unapproved or unidentified transactions were found.
Below are three documents regarding the external review: (1) A narrative of the 2015 findings, (2) A narrative of the 2016 findings and (3) a chart containing the expenditures of 2015 and 2016 and their budgets (appropriations) side by side.
Thank you for serving in this position with honesty, moral and sound ethics. You rock!!!
Mark L Shaver – SPC
Truth Wars Ministries
115 Sunrise Court
Woodland Park, CO 80863
Proverbs 14:34 “ Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people.”
Exodus 18:21 “Furthermore, you shall select out of all the people able men who fear God, men of truth, those who hate dishonest gain; and you shall place these over them as leaders of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties and of tens.”
Proverbs 29:2 “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: when a wicked man rules, the people (mourn, groan and sigh)…
Proverbs 28:4 “Those who forsake the law praise the wicked, But such as keep the law contend with them”…
So to clarify — when you say, “No one in the District 1 office has ever had a p-card, including me. And, no one in District 1 has ever been allowed to make purchases using public funds that were not authorized by me,” you mean, that this has not happened since you were elected. We all know how much this was abused by your predecessor, her staff and her ‘minister’ friend. (Why was it that he was never charged with a crime?)
I know from experience that you buy your own lunch Nancy!! Appreciate you!!
Thanks Cere! You are correct, when I say no one in District 1 has ever had a p-card or made purchases that were not specifically authorized by me, I do mean since I took office in a special election.