Mayor Gualberto’ Wally’ Nuñez stated on Wednesday, March 24th, that an audit of the San Pedro Town Council (SPTC) has started. Based on the initial findings, changes must be made to continue operating efficiently. The situation was described as ‘tough’ as some of the investigation results so far are ‘very disturbing.’

The audit’s complete results will take a couple of months, and Mayor Nuñez stated that to stay afloat to meet a $30,000 weekly payroll, changes are necessary. The mayor added that the town council has accounts at different banks, all in overdraft. “That has crippled the situation at the town council, and because of that, we had to make some changes,” said Nuñez. One of the discrepancies noticed is that some employees’ duties do not make sense, such as some foremen have drivers. He also reported that staff who retired or left their posts before the March 3rd municipal election were overpaid and that salaries increased for some of the employees currently working there. “In the middle of a pandemic, we have people increasing their salaries, while our people working out there on the streets are getting three quarter or half of their pay. That is unacceptable,” said Nuñez. The mayor said that some of the staff currently working have no type of resumes or vitae curriculums to show their job descriptions. He added that these issues would be rectified.

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