Santa Fe auditor says full audit would waste money

SANTA FE (AP) – Santa Fe might not conduct a full audit after a report found that $30.3 million parks bond was mismanaged.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that the city’s internal auditor Liza Kerr said Tuesday such an audit could be a waste of taxpayer money.

Kerr says too many records are missing to conduct a thorough review. She said there is no reason to pay a team “to come in and look at boxes of nothing.”

The bond was supposed to pay for trail and park improvement projects, but many were never carried out or left incomplete.

City officials say they money was managed correctly but have not explained how it was spent.

An accounting firm found several flaws in the city’s spending but only examined half the projects. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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