Monroe County Responds to Audit
Monroe County responded to a yet to be released audit by the State Comptrollers Office Friday.
A draft 19 page review of the County's Safety and Security Systems, LDC was released by county officials late Friday afternoon.
The audit, which county leaders describe as deeply flawed, centers on the LDC, a public private partnership developed to provide first responders with state-of-the-art public safety communications technologies.
Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli found a company run by Monroe County’s former financial officer received preferential treatment in securing the $224 million public safety contract.
The audit found that Navitech Services Corp. was given advance warning of the county's requirements for the contract, months before the bidding process began in 2009.
The audit did not reveal an criminal activity.
A county spokesperson said: "The Comptroller’s Report suggests no major reforms to Monroe Safety & Security Systems, LDC are needed. it's clear the project has the ability to save tax dollars and lives in our community."
This is the third audit of its kind in the past year alone.