Mount Vernon — Over the past three years, one individual in Mount Vernon City Government who gets discussed the most is the City Comptroller. There has been much publicized criticism of the comptroller from former Mayors Richard Thomas and Andre Wallace, current Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard, various City Council members and other elected officials, leaders and stakeholders. Not to mention an audit from the State Controller. Last week on Wednesday, December 16th we shared a video interview and asked is Comptroller Debra Reynolds a heroine or villain.
The discussion continued on social media and on Sunday, December 20th former Comptroller Maureen Walker appeared on Sundays with Shawyn to talk about how the relationship between the comptroller, city council and mayor’s office is suppose to run. She broke down the budget process from beginning to end and gave civic lesson in municipal finances.
I share the video below in its entirety so you the reader to hear both sides and formulate your own opinion on what’s really going on in City Hall.
As always your feedback and thoughts are welcomed and encouraged. We want to hear from all of you, let us know what you think.