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Kathleen Ford is right about former St. Petersburg employee



ST. PETERSBURG — Mayoral candidate Kathleen Ford was asked recently which city department is the least efficient, or needs additional oversight.

After a brief pause, she offered this:

"I have some concerns about purchasing," Ford said at Monday's St. Petersburg Times/Bay News 9 forum. "There are so many city contracts. Millions and millions and millions of dollars are spent.

"When I was on council, someone in purchasing hired a convicted felon who embezzled funds from a bank," Ford continued. "Somehow that was missed. We need to have better contracts management."

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[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 12:13pm]


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