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."