Part of our operation at White Rock Rowing is managing an event venue. It's an old water utilities building that we restored at our cost in exchange for a 40 yr lease. In the mean time, we pay the City 10% of gross for use of their building. A few years back, after making six figures worth of payments, we asked to confirm the balance in the account that was supposed to be set up specifically for these funds; they are supposed to be pumped back into improvements to White Rock Lake and surrounding parks. The reply to our query, "What funds? "What account?" Took a lot of prodding to eventually get a reasonable answer but I still have "doubts," which I won't get into here.
I used to be surprised by the lack of basic internal controls and management processes in local governments. I'm not anymore.
The Dallas City Auditor employs two staff auditors who used to work in KCMO.