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Audit: Las Vegas improperly used money on hardwood floors Web Staff
April 04, 2018 10:24 PM

LAS VEGAS, N.M. -- Some money for hardwood floors is proving to be a problem in one New Mexico city.


The state auditor's office has released an independent review of the City of Las Vegas. It found the city improperly used a $10,000 emergency procurement to expand a hardwood floor project at city hall.

It began when a water leak flooded some carpet after the initial floor installation. But instead of replacing damaged sections, the audit states they swapped out all the carpet in the building with more hardwood, at an even higher cost.

The audit found the city spent nearly 10 times more than the original procurement for the floors. The audit recommends city employees take a refresher course on state procurement rules to make sure tax money is properly spent.

"We hope that Las Vegas taxpayers, and those responsible for using your hard-earned money wisely, will find this report useful in the day-to-day management of the city," State Auditor Wayne Johnson said. "At the end of the day, we want people in Las Vegas to have the confidence that their city government is working to benefit this historic and beautiful town."

Click here to read the results of the audit.

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