A report back in September found Rockford's Human Services Dept. misspent or misused $300,000 in stimulus money. A lack of oversight was blamed. Officials said Wednesday night's meeting was about doing right by the citizens of Rockford.
"We're all here for the citizens and the services we provide for the city, that's our obligation" says Ald. Ann Thompson-Kelly (D-7th Ward). "We should give them answers and we should address their concerns."
Mayor Larry Morrissey has said their goal is to reduce some of the department staff and put those savings into oversight, monitoring, and training.