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Alpine City Manager Fired

Shaw Skinner presents audit to Alpine City Council (KRTS Photo/Lorne Matalon).

Alpine City Manager Chuy Garcia is now out of a job. Last night (Tuesday, April 2) council members voted him out in a 3-2 vote. A long awaited independent audit of the City of Alpine’s finances was also delivered to the City Council.

The audit lists a series of financial transactions that in many instances were cited as deficient...revealing credit card misuse, overspending and payroll advances by city workers.

The firing represents the latest chapter in a story that observers say will continue to play out unless the council follows the auditor's strong recommendation that finances in Alpine be watched vigilantly going forward.

Click the link at the top of this post to hear Lorne Matalon's report.