Rep. Salzman Says She Will Ask Florida Inspector General To Review Town Of Century’s Operations

February 8, 2024

Florida Rep. Michelle Salzman said Wednesday that she will be asking the Chief Inspector General to take a look at the operations of the Town of Century.

The Office of the Chief Inspector General was created in 1994. This office has the responsibility for promoting accountability, integrity, and efficiency in state government. The Chief Inspector General has responsibility for monitoring the activities of the Offices of Inspectors General in the state agencies that are under the jurisdiction of the governor. The Chief Inspector General also serves in accordance with Florida statutes as the agency Inspector General for the Office of the governor. The Chief Inspector General reports directly to the governor both administratively and functionally.

Salzman’s request to the Inspector General comes after recent NorthEscambia.com stories about the town’s most recent audit showing “deteriorating financial condition” and a deficit of over $4.6 million in two major funds and Florida Department of Environmental Protection finding of nearly three dozen potential water system violations including the falsification of records.

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Update: This story was updated to reflect the duties of the Chief Inspector General for the State of Florida rather than the Florida Department of State’s Inspector General, which are separate entities. This review would be beyond the purview of the Florida Department of State’s Inspector General.

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11 Responses to “Rep. Salzman Says She Will Ask Florida Inspector General To Review Town Of Century’s Operations”

  1. OMG on February 11th, 2024 1:17 pm

    The current state of affairs that Century is facing is the result of many, many years of mismanagement and other offenses, and if anyone believes differently, then they are sorely mistaken. I just hope and pray that someone will be able to uncover all that has occurred over the years. And although most people seem to want to condemn the current council for the state of affairs concerning Century, it is only because of the current council that they’re finally trying to get to the bottom of what has been going on with Century’s finances for all of these years. They seem to be determined to find out what has been going on. They need outside help to accomplish this.

  2. IMHO on February 8th, 2024 10:45 pm

    @NCP. They aren’t responding because they don’t see an issue! And it’s not all previous administrations either. For instance, Mr Gomez has been on the Council since 2017. There may be a Mayor, but the Council is in charge and casts the votes to make things happen. Or not happen. Like buying Christmas decorations….

  3. NPC on February 8th, 2024 9:07 pm

    Why aren’t any of the Century politicians responding? If the violations, infractions and oversights were from previous administrations then why has there been no effort for correction by those currently in office?

  4. Britnney on February 8th, 2024 4:49 pm

    What about the Nasty water we’ve been drinking. They haven’t tested this junk in 2 years. What has everybody been getting for the last 2 years?

  5. Molino Miss on February 8th, 2024 2:55 pm

    Finally! Somethings being done.

  6. BIG JOHN on February 8th, 2024 1:25 pm

    THANK YOU, MS SATZMAN, FOR HAVING THE FLA INS GENERAL TO LOOK INTO TOC MONEY AND WEAT IT S GOING

  7. Citizen on February 8th, 2024 12:55 pm

    OIG cover DOS. Proper procedure by statute is a report to JLAC. Century was suppose to self report to JLAC a deteriorating financial condition. JLAC sends emails and has meetings.

  8. Debbie on February 8th, 2024 9:12 am

    I hope the windows still open and shut up in those offices cause I got a feeling there’s going to be a lot of dust flying while trying to hurry and make sure all the T’s are crossed and all the i’s are dotted . I just wished they hadn’t announced it on a bullhorn that they was coming and I think this could’ve been more interesting . I’m just wondering if there’s anyway to track , with legit receipts , where all the money from grants or wherever it came from , where was it all spent ? Thanks NorthEscambia for all you do to keep us informed.

  9. SW on February 8th, 2024 8:53 am

    Thank you Representative Salzman.

  10. dave lamb on February 8th, 2024 8:32 am

    it is what was needed done.

  11. Resident on February 8th, 2024 2:33 am

    Praise the Lord. Thank you Ms. Salzman. It’s about time someone looks into this endless crap show and mismanagement. And milllions and millions of state funding.

    Thank you Ms. Salzman and thank you North Escambia for all the reporting.

    And thank you Mr. Broxon for suggesting the county take over.

    We deserve better than this mess we get!





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