Monday, October 11, 2010

Did your ANC get all of its allotments for 2009? Check out the ANC Fiscal Year 2009 Financial Summary

If you haven't checked out the Advisory Neighborhood Commissions Fiscal Year 2009 Report you should; its a page turner.  The good, the bad, and the ugly is all there in black and white when it comes to the DC Auditor's wrap up of ANC finances.

Go HERE to read the full report.

Will be including snapshots of some key parts of the report as it relates to Ward 8.

Below is the financial summary for fiscal year 2009 of Ward 8 ANCs.  It's maddening interesting to note that ANC 8C is the only ANC that did not receive any of their district allotments for fiscal year 2009.  This could be for missing financial reports or could be very likely because the ANC ignored the Auditors demand to resolve the issue surrounding the unauthorized payments for the empty office space on MLK Ave. In a nutshell The DC Auditor issued ANC 8C an ultimatum: provide the documentation that the past rent payments were approved by the commission in a public meeting or be prepared to have over $24,000 withheld from future district allotments.  My understanding is that the commission as a whole failed to respond so you do the math. 

 It's also infuriating interesting to note that for yet another year the ONLY EXPENSE for ANC 8C is for another $8,100.00 in office rent.  An expense that the DC Auditor calls "an uneconomical waste".  To date residents and commissioners of ANC 8C have no idea who the landlord for the office is and requests to Chairperson Cuthbert for a copy of the lease have gone unanswered. The Advoc8te still can't understand how an ANC can pay $900 a month for the rent and no one including the commissioners know who the  landlord is.  It seems as if I am not alone.  Councilmember Alexander in a hearing earlier this year also expressed serious concerns that rent was being paid on the ANC 8C office without a lease and without knowing the identity of the landlord.

FYI - On November 2, 2010 voters will be going to the polls to elect ANC commissioners.  Do your research and become an informed voter. Your community is at stake. For my ANC, ANC 8C it really is time to look at other options. We don't have another two years of time or money to waste.

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

We've been robbed!

Concerned citizen n W8 said...

ANC 8A and 8B have certainly been spending funds on Telephone bills, more than any other ANC in the District. What is that about?

LittleTortilla stays in DC said...

Yeah 13K on phone service? That's crazy. The auditors have 8E too shook to spend money. Apparently it's not working for 8C. Yeah we need an expose on the 8C rent property.