Town Hall Rally – April 17th
A protest rally is being organized for April 17, 2012 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm, prior to the town board meeting. According to the residents who organized the rally the purpose is to demand an audit of the town’s finanances. They believe local taxpayers have a right to know how your tax dollars are being spent. They are encouraging others to show up for the rally and let the Town Council members know you want an audit.
According to newly elected Councilman Gene Cook, ” It has been more than 15 years since such an examination has taken place. ” As a result of Cook’s first few months in office, it became clear to him that something is wrong and that town Government lacks transparency in their finances. Gene Cook stated, “One way to get to the bottom of any financial questions is a complete an audit of the town’s books.
After Gene Cook requested the audit, it appeared that Supervisor Frank Petrone was attempting to smear him in other local media sources. Many residents felt this was an attempt to distract from the financial issues at hand. This also contributed to the anger and concern of the rally organizers.
The rally will take place in front of Town Hall beginning at 5:00 pm. For more info on the rally click here Visit Audithuntington.com