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February 15, 2004 (RENEWED August 5, 2012)
CURRENTS REVISIONS ARE IN ALL CAPS. INTERESTING THAT MOST OF THE PETITION STILL APPLIES EIGHT YEARS LATER.
New York City Ballet has been the resident ballet company during July at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center since the amphitheater was built.
George Balanchine, NYCB's founder, was instrumental in designing the facility and Saratoga Springs, New York, has been called, officially, "The Summer Home Of The New York City Ballet." Not only does the three-week (NOW REDUCED TO ONE WEEK) residency bring a much-needed cultural richness to this upstate New York area, it brings in many dollars that help to support the local economy.
The current Board of Directors of the Performing Arts Center has arbitrarily (and short-sightedly) decided TO CUT TO ONE-WEEK the Company's residency in Saratoga Springs after 2012. The rationale is that the bottom line for the Performing Arts Center is adversely affected by the small audience attendance (AND THE IMPOSSIBLE FEES CHARGED) for NYCB.
The Saratoga Performing Arts Center is a Not-for-Profit organization. With a one-year extension of the agreement between the Performing Arts Center and New York City Ballet, sufficient funds could be raised to cover the disparity in cost and make the NYCB residency financially viable. (IT IS NOW EIGHT YEARS LATER AND HAS NOT BEEN ACCOMPLISHED.)
MOST OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE 2004 STATE AUDIT HAVE NOT BEEN INSTITUTED, INCLUDING, VERY IMPORTANTLY, THE HIRING OF A PROFESSIONAL FUNDRAISER TO LOCATE INFLUENTIAL DONORS BEYOND THE IMMEDIATE LOCAL AREA.
Please let your legislators (along with the Board of Directors of the Performing Arts Center) know that you would like for them to PERFORM ANOTHER AUDIT OF SPAC AND EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION THERE WHEN COMPARED TO SIMILAR VENUES, AND TO extend this residency AND WORK TOWARD MAKING IT FINANCIALLY VIABLE.
Please confine your comments and discussion to arguments that will help to bring about a positive change, one hopes, in which all of us will win.
City of Vaughan's new city hall is $15.6 million dollars over budget. Residents were told of the cost overruns only weeks before staff and council were scheduled to move into the new city hall.
Who was asleep at the switch? Why all the secrecy, silence and lies?
Council is flip-flipping on doing a full forensic and/or investigative audit.
In order to get proper answers to a lot of the unanswered questions we need a proper audit performed so that we can avoid making the same mistakes with future capital projects.
Dear Canadian citizen/resident,
Madame Sheila Fraser has been our Auditor General for many years now and has done an outstanding job draped in her integrity and non-partisanship, in assuring oversight, openness, and transparency, with full accounting to the tax payers of Canada. Yet we are now at a critical juncture in terms of an examination of the expense books and possible misuse and abuse of the taxpayer's purse that could only be understood if there is an examination of the expenses.
Madame Fraser wrote a letter to House of Commons speaker Peter Milliken most recently and she has acknowledged that her “invitation” to audit the finances and administration of the Commons had been rejected (by the highly secretive Board of Internal Economy). Madame Fraser and quite rightly and legally so, took issue with the Board’s contention that her office was limited to auditing government departments agencies, and not lawmakers. This is not true and a represents a tactic to stall and prevent the Auditor General from doing her work to examine possible abuses and waste of tax payer money.
She also has the mandate to examine any fraud and criminal activities relating to expenses and she can only do this if the books are made open to her. Yet the Board of Internal Economy has so far denied her any access and the three parties except the Bloc and its leader, have united to deny this access. The Board of Internal Economy and in clear violation of Section 5 of the Act, which states in Section 5 of the Auditor General Act, that the Auditor General is to have access to audit how 'all' taxpayer money is spent. All of it. Any of it. She has the legal mandate but her term is up in one year or so and you can bet she will not be renewed by the government for this recent reach and initiative by her. These accounts that the Auditor General can audit include amounts received and expended by the House of Commons.
We want the Auditor General to audit all expenses by all ministers, all MPs of all parties, the Prime Minister, the PMO, and for the years 2002 to present (May of 2010). We also request a full accounting via line list of all expense categories to ascertain how the 500 million dollars ($500 million) is spent for these expenses and especially the 'other' category. We also request a list of what monies was paid back, by whom, and when. The office and duties of the Auditor General are, and must remain an independent and autonomous body, and a vital provider of oversight in our democratic institution of Parliament. The Auditor General provides the check and balance of responsible governance of our institutions on behalf of the citizens of our nation. The Auditor General must be allowed to perform its job to guarantee the credibility of our elected officials to our citizens.
To fail to co-operate with the Auditor General will result in the citizens holding those same officials to account at the polls. We are asking for your support in this petition. Her invitation to perform the audit has been rejected.
Auditor-General Sheila Fraser has suggested that her team of auditors be invited to review Parliament’s books.
In Ottawa, the overall budgets of MPs’ offices – such as total amounts spent on printing or furniture – are released, but the public does not have access to individual receipts.
The release of such information in the United Kingdom revealed that one MP tapped taxpayers to clean his moat.
As Detention Enforcement Officers, our performance, experience, work knowledge professionalism and loyalty are beyond the scope of what we were hired to do. The numerous duties we carry are beyond our pay grade.
Some of these duties include the assistance we offer to many agencies on the federal, state and local levels as well as the court family and its many agencies. We also assist our very own district administrative staff and deputies. Throughout the years we have taken charge of our section, Custody and Transportation.
Whereas the Citizens of The United States of America have elected officials to offices of the highest power and responsibility, and whereas these same officials are human, and subject to the same faults as are all humans, and whereas recent history has shown that members of our Congress as well other high government officials may not have paid the taxes for which they are responsible:
First Nations living in Urban Area's would like to see an Audit of Money given to Kawacatoose.
The people of the United States and residents of the state of Arkansas namely, move that our government should take the necessary actions to independently audit the Office of Child Support Enforcment.
The city of Barnes City has not had an audit, as far as i know, for the last 18 years. The mayor, Rick Taylor, has requested one and was told no/denied.