Petersburg’s new finance manager, in first days in the job, has been working to understand how the city’s finances reached the critical point. Blake Rane says he is optimistic.
Rane says pretty much everything needs to be “cleaned up and corrected.”
Rane also says, “The big challenge is to really truly implement internal controls. The consultants set a budget, they did a lot of the pre work and now my job is to take those controls and, along with the new city manager, make sure that we start livin’ by them.”