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Downard Reacts To Neighborhood Resignations

A Louisville Metro Councilman says the recent resignation of two government employees is a sign of financial mismanagement.Two employees in Louisville's Neighborhoods Department resigned over alleged violations of purchasing rules. The violations came to light after an internal audit and are expected to be detailed in an audit from State Auditor Crit Luallen. The full audit will be released Wednesday.Councilman Kelly Downard says the neighborhoods resignations confirm his belief that financial oversight is lacking in Metro Government."I believe that the financial people within all the departments should report to the office of management and budget, then you get good accounting information," he says. "Right now, I don't think you do."Mayor Jerry Abramson says he's been made aware of deficiencies and problems reported in the audit and has begun work on fixing them

Gabe Bullard is the director of news and editorial strategy.