Inside the Madera County Administrative building, the treasurer-tax collector and auditor-controller offices sit across the hall from each other, department facing department.
But for months, getting proper information communicated across that small gap has proven to be a seemingly impossible task and has incited heated moments, a potential legal battle, and as county Supervisor David Rogers said, “wasted a lot of county time.”
So earlier this week, it was the hope of the Madera County Board of Supervisors that by retaining external auditing firm Hemming Morse, Inc., to perform a single review of the procedures of the Treasurer-Tax Collector’s Office’s the months of finger pointing will finally stop.
“I think it’s time to just get off the stick and get it done,” supervisor Rick Farinelli said. “Let’s just get it done, get it over with.” ...