City awarded for financial reporting,...

City awarded for financial reporting, budget efforts

There are 7 comments on the Farmington Daily Times story from Dec 20, 2010, titled City awarded for financial reporting, budget efforts. In it, Farmington Daily Times reports that:

In an economy where pennies are pinched and budgets are cut, the city of Farmington managed to keep its spending under control and maintain intact financial records.

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OneTwoThree

Rio Rancho, NM

#1 Dec 20, 2010
Good award for financial reporting but, an F for Rob Mayes budget control - spending $7,000,000 more than gross receipts tax revenue received in budget year 2009, Rob Mayes went to go to City Council and requested money from the Electric Utility to make City Payroll in 2010. Given $5,500,000 off the backs of electric utility customers, Rob Mayes said he would spend the same amount this year.

How much would it cost tax-payers to pay Rob Mayes to just leave ?
Professional Opinion

Albuquerque, NM

#2 Dec 21, 2010
OneTwoThree wrote:
Good award for financial reporting but, an F for Rob Mayes budget control - spending $7,000,000 more than gross receipts tax revenue received in budget year 2009, Rob Mayes went to go to City Council and requested money from the Electric Utility to make City Payroll in 2010. Given $5,500,000 off the backs of electric utility customers, Rob Mayes said he would spend the same amount this year.
How much would it cost tax-payers to pay Rob Mayes to just leave ?
The money was just sitting there. Why not use it to provide services to the public who paid the fees? It beats raising taxes.
Custer was right

Arlington, TX

#3 Dec 21, 2010
Professional Opinion wrote:
<quoted text> The money was just sitting there. Why not use it to provide services to the public who paid the fees? It beats raising taxes.
not good enough, they need to bitch about Rob.
And Then

Denver, CO

#4 Dec 21, 2010
Good job financial services! It's nice to know there are people who still care about doing a good job and being responsible to the people they work for.
So Right

Rio Rancho, NM

#6 Dec 21, 2010
OneTwoThree wrote:
Good award for financial reporting but, an F for Rob Mayes budget control - spending $7,000,000 more than gross receipts tax revenue received in budget year 2009, Rob Mayes went to go to City Council and requested money from the Electric Utility to make City Payroll in 2010. Given $5,500,000 off the backs of electric utility customers, Rob Mayes said he would spend the same amount this year.
How much would it cost tax-payers to pay Rob Mayes to just leave ?
Way to go Mr. Mayes! The reasonable residents of this town know what you've done to make cuts to the city budget and to help your employees. Sorry someone feels the necessity to attack your character every morning. Keep up the good work.
Casual observer

Farmington, NM

#7 Dec 21, 2010
Yo! Navajo Nation, especially Shiprock and the moronic Navajo Fair Board.... take a lesson here. Good stewardship, planning, first rate accounting and reporting.... it's part of what "leadership" and operating in the real world are all about. Come on over and we'll let you watch how the big boys play.
Reality

Rio Rancho, NM

#8 Dec 21, 2010
Professional Opinion wrote:
<quoted text> The money was just sitting there. Why not use it to provide services to the public who paid the fees? It beats raising taxes.
When the Farmington Electric Department declares a profits dividend, supposedly a non-profit organization funded by the public, it means they have overcharged the utility customers in these the hardest of times - the money should go back to their owners - the City Taxpayer, and not into the deep pockets of City Employees - Fire Spending Addict, Rob Mayes.

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