The Missouri state auditor Susan Montee was back in St. Louis on Wednesday to talk about her latest audit findings. Her office has been looking at the entire city the past two years and there have been some embarrassments from the police towing scandal to poor book-keeping in the circuit attorney's office, to using post-it notes in the treasurers office to keep track of cash withdrawls.
This final audit report focused on Mayor Slay's office and eight other departments. There is almost nothing to this 14-page report. One of the first things Susan Montee said before getting into the details was, "We found very, very few issues."
After delving into the details (the mayor's office not getting bids on a lobbying contract and the medical examiners office having some part-time workers get full-time pay) Montee said both issues had been dealt with.
I asked her to explain the level of severity these issues were in her mind.
"Pretty low. Not serious at all. These are just some administrative things," said Montee.
The city can't ask for much more than that.
Mark Schnyder is a reporter at KMOV-TV. He can be reached at email@example.com.