An internal audit shows Santa Fe city officials weren’t doing enough to protect and track the more than $4 million that the city Parking Division collects each year from meters.
City Auditor Richard Mares says he found a process that was vulnerable in many aspects with internal controls either lacking or nonexistent.
The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that Mares said his findings do not show evidence that risks resulted in loss. But Mares says there needs to be software upgrades and surveillance equipment put in place.
City Manager Robert Romero says that although he’s not sure whether the city incurred a loss during a period of lax controls, he’s more confident now that the Parking Division is working properly.