SANTA FE (KRQE) – The Santa Fe City Council may ask for the state attorney general’s to conduct a criminal audit of themselves. An accounting firm says the City of Santa Fe mismanaged more than $30 million of money meant for park projects. The money came through a 2008 bond.
Instead of bidding the projects to private contractors, the city assigned city employees to do the work. The city wanted to avoid layoffs because of the economic crash but there are questions about the money and if it was overspent.
City Councilor Carmichael Dominguez tells the Santa Fe New Mexican he wants to regain the public’s trust.