Yes, Ms. Cobbe, I have been a financial officer. I have handled a household budget for fifty-one years.
And I will presume to tell you whatever I think I need to tell you. lee drury de cesare
From: Linda Cobbe [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2008 6:23 PM
Subject: Re: Public Information
This is a huge schooldistrict with a 3.2 billion dollar budget. We have thousands of contracts. Unless you've been a financial officer, please don't presume to tell me how an efficient one would operate. Meanwhile, I will submit your request and we'll go from there.
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Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2008 18:07:35
To:firstname.lastname@example.org, "Linda Cobbe" <email@example.com>
Subject: RE: Public Information
Ms. Cobbe: I want a list of federal contracts and the monies they give the school system. This can't require significant research. Any efficient financial officer has such a contract list and the amount of money each contract gives to the schools. It should be under "where the money comes from." If the financial officer says this list requires "significant research," then I question the bookkeeping practices of the financial department. lee