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. Many voices in opposition to the comptroller and her actions can be heard on social media, articles in Lohud, news coverage on News 12, but the voice we hear from the least – with the exception of volatile Board of Estimate meetings broadcasted live on the City of Mount Vernon Facebook page – is the comptroller herself.
Three different mayoral administration, several different council members and various commissioners cannot all be wrong, can they? Is everything they say about her true? Everything cannot be her fault, cause even a broken clock is right twice a day. The thing about covering Mount Vernon is you have to continue to peel the layers of the onion and speak to five different people to come close to the truth.
Bob Marrone formerly of WFAS and WVOX and currently the owner of Radio Westchester always asks me when he has me on is she the Heroine or Villain? A question we both have been trying to answer for three years. One thing is for sure something is rotten in Denmark, but who is truly to blame. I believe there is enough blame to go around but I will let you decide for yourself.
Recently Comptroller Reynolds shared a video on Facebook, we are calling her Financial State of The City. I share with you all here and let you decide if Mount Vernon Comptroller Debra Reynolds is a Heroine or Villain? Watch the video below and feel free to leave you feedback below this editorial in the comment section. We want to hear from all of you, tell us what you think.