The City of Joplin is welcoming an audit by the Missouri State Auditor. Thousands of signatures were collected in a petition by residents who believed the firing of the former city manager, Mark Rohr, was unjustified. State Auditor Tom Schweich's office will perform the audit. Mayor Mike Seibert tells News Talk KZRG they shouldn't run into any problems since the city is audited every year anyway.
"We have a yearly outside audit that people can request that information. The disaster funds are over looked by HUD and by the Office of Inspector General. And then we've hired Deloitte to monitor our outside vending."
Officials estimate it'll cost the city between $95,000 and $145,000.