More changes are coming to the city of Jeanerette since the state has stepped in and taken over. Monday night, the fiscal administrator David Greer attended the monthly council meeting to give the latest updates. Greer’s plan is to move the city forward.
"They promised me they would issue the 2015 audit this week. I have put the 2016 audit on hold because it is just a repeat of the 2015 audit, the same disclaimer, and the same findings," Greer said.
One of the reasons Jeanerette’s finances were taken over was because the city had not been adhering to their yearly audits.
Greer also discussed the city’s budget at Monday’s meeting.
"We don’t have a budget yet to present for the 2019 fiscal year for a few reasons. One of those is the reliability of the financial information, the other items relate to the amount of revenue that we have and how we need to spend that revenue," Greer said.
Greer also provided an update on the city’s section eight department that has been taken over by Lafayette.
"We’ve moved forward with Lafayette Housing Authority to take manage our Section 8 program. They have come in and started looking at the information. I am anxiously waiting for them to take care of more of the management of the program," Greer said.
There is no word on how long Greer will be in place for the city, but he said he will stay until the job is done and the city is where it needs to be.