Whistleblower Protection for Atherton Employess
Original post made by John P. Johns CPA, another community, on Apr 11, 2010
Marsala's allegation appears in the Palo Alto Daily News article below disclosing my settlement with the Town:
This is another one of the many untruths Mr. Marsala has told.
The truth can be found on the City's own website:
The fact of the matter is that, until 2004, the City did not have a fraud policy. The auditors recommended that one be in place and provided a copy of a policy that the auditors had written for another one of the firm's audit clients. I did not rewrite the fraud policy. I prepared one, using a template provided by the Town's auditors at the time.
Additionally, whistleblower protection is a standard element of fraud policies these days. For an example of a fraud policy written by another community (Fullerton California)
See the following link:
This is an example provided by the California Society of Municipal Finance Directors.
The bottom line is that if any Town employee finds an elected or high placed appointed official abusing the public trust, he or she will be protected.
Councilman Marsala preys upon the apathetic and ignorant. Don't be fooled by Marsala's lies. Do your homework, get involved.