Tari Renner signed the form agreeing to comply with the PCard policy: Renner PCard forms
Is he going to turn in his PCard voluntarily since he has violated the policy numerous times? Is the Council going to let him get by with it? Are rules just for everybody but Tari?
By: Diane Benjamin
Did you miss this fraudulent charge made by Tari Renner?
Did you miss these fraudulent charges”
PDF page 124 – same link
I found these by just looking at a few PCard reports.
I’ve reported on PCard fraud and abuse since at least 2013. See this story from September of 2013:
In that story from almost FOUR YEARS ago is a link to the City of Bloomington PCard Policy: PCard Policy
For the Alderman and citizens claiming Tari Renner did nothing wrong by paying for his girlfriend’s plane ticket on his PCard:
Is the language in the City Policy not clear enough for you? Tari, this policy says you were required to sign a statement agreeing to the Policy before receiving your PCard, was this statement not clear?
Refer back to personal charges made by the Mayor above. The Mayor is a repeat offender.
Does this part of the policy matter?
See this story from 2016: https://blnnews.com/2016/06/30/free-lunches-do-exist/
I FOIA’d Tari’s lunch receipts. The City did not have all of them but they paid the bill anyway! THREE STRIKES against the Mayor for PCard abuse!
Does the PCard Policy apply to the Mayor?
What is the penalty for abusing the PCard?
If City PCard Policy isn’t just a joke, Tari Renner’s card must be yanked when he returns from Japan. He can fill out an expense report for real City business.
How can all other employees be expected to follow the policy when the Mayor is allowed to shred it whenever it fits his needs? How can taxpayers have any faith in their government when it appears City Hall makes up their own rules?
The entire PCard program should be reviewed. Far too many people have the card and suspicious charges that violate the policy are rampant. I called for a forensic audit of the spending four years ago. It is still needed now since it appears only taxpayers care if the cards are abused.