The recent discussion about the role of the city of Galveston’s Finance Committee brought one fact to light: A lot of people — even people who don’t agree on much else — believe the city’s finance department needs to be rebuilt.
Members of the Finance Committee have complained that staff members have been unable to provide basic information — financial data that most businesses would have on hand.
They’ve also complained that the city is behind in reconciling its bank statements.
That’s obviously a problem for any public body.
Whether the problem is people, equipment or systems, the new council ought to be looking for a quick resolution.
This one can’t wait.