I keep getting updates on the budget situation in San Bernardino County and it’s not pretty.
It seems basic management principles were thrown out the door the past several years in exchange for the “appearance” of looking good.
From what sources in the Government Center are saying to me, problems are continuing to be uncovered almost daily. Mainly on the side of liabilities being hidden and thus not accounted for. It’s as if a little kid was covering there eyes and say “maybe it’ll just go away” or an Administrator saying “Who cares? By the time they find out I’ll be outta here”.
Apparently the name “Governmental Accounting Standards Board” or “GASB” never crossed anyone’s mind.