Mike Madriaga 10:30 a.m., July 16
Missing Meter Money
San Diego’s city councilmembers will meet at 2pm today to discuss the $2.9 million in parking meter revenues that was lost due to clerical errors and untrained employees.
City Auditor Eduardo Luna found the missing cash while auditing the City Treasurer’s parking program.
In his audit, Luna found that city employees failed to enter manual citations into the system. And if they did enter them, many citations were incomplete.
Weeks before the city council is asked to balance a $56.7 million budget shortfall, councilmembers are frustrated by the news of lost revenues.
“Taxpayers don’t like hearing about plans to cut to core city services, especially when they learn there are millions of dollars owed to the City that would offset some of the proposed reductions," councilmember Kevin Faulconer said.