Monday, Aug. 25, 2008 | With a base of thousands of retired executives, why can’t San Diego (both the City and County) organize retiree groups tasked with investigating and fixing nonprofit problems? The incentive for cooperation from the nonprofits would be the stipulation that they have to have a biannual audit as a requisite to receiving funds from the City and County. No audit, no money. The thrust of the audit would be detailing expenditure funding sources and recipients. Had this been in effect years ago, the SEDC issues would never have happened.

When you have too many pans on the fire, as city government has had over the past five years, something is going to get burned. The use of retirees could alleviate a lot of this problem.

I lived in San Diego for 20 years, worked as an Administrative/Budget/Management Analyst for San Diego County, San Diego Housing Commission, and the National City Fire Department. In Hayward, worked for Alameda County and a nonprofit. When I quit working (probably never), I may go back to San Diego and be one of those retiree auditors.

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