continue to heat up between Toledo City Council and the Bell Administration,
over the purchase of two SUVs used by the mayor and his executive staff.
question are a 2010 GMC Terrain and a 2012 Chevy Tahoe, which some council
members have maintained the mayor's office did not use the proper funding
routes to obtain. The mayor's office has placed before council a measure to
shift money from the General Fund to the Capital Replacement Fund, to show the
General Fund covered the cost of those vehicles.
Tuesday's agenda review meeting, City Law Director Adam Loukx told council he
believes the vehicles were legally purchased but the spending measures used to
obtain the vehicles were poorly written.
Mike Collins says the mayor's office wants to do some accounting clean-up to
avoid fall-out from the Ohio Auditor's office.
administration has come to the realization in the 2012 CAFR report that is
through the state auditor, there will be a finding," Collins said. "And that
finding will not be favorable to the City of Toledo as it relates to the
purchase of these vehicles."
matter will be discussed further during council's finance committee hearing on
March 21 at 1:30 p.m.