City officials say they are finding old unpaid bills in some unusual places, including desk drawers. And they contend the unexpected discoveries are having a big impact on this year’s budget.
City Manager Sharon Caballero told the City Council on Wednesday that the city has paid $300,000 in old bills during this fiscal year, which began July 1. Some go back as far as 2006, but most are from 2007, she said.
The bills come from different departments, Caballero said.
“As employees have left, we have found bills in desk drawers,” Caballero said.