PLEASE SIGN AND SHARE - This is a petition to stop Lakeland TN from using PFM as the vendor for financial advice regarding the school system.
They have been very inaccurate in the past and they have a financial conflict of interest the way they structure their fees.
Here is the results of their last prediction:
This is the petition:
PFM was used in the past to justify the funding plans for schools in Lakeland TN. They have proven to not be an accurate, reliable, or trustworthy source of financial advice.
- Used inaccurate financial information in their financial models when the actual financial data for those years was already available
- They used financial assumptions provided by the city to inaccurately predict the finances of the city and was even off by their first year of prediction by 2 million dollars.
- They were hand selected as a vendor by being initially paid just under the $10,000 limit that would require their work to go out to bid.
- They were paid a bonus of $33,000 when Lakeland secured a loan for the middle school. This is after their financial recommendations were used to justify the affordability of the loan. This represents a conflict of interest
The citizens of the city of Lakeland have no confidence in any financial recommendations that PFM would make and we no longer want to use them as a vendor. We are asking the Lakeland Board of Commissioners to select a different organization outside Memphis and the surrounding area to advise us in the matter. We would also like to replace them as a current vendor.
The citizens of Lakeland TN deserve accurate financial predictions when making decisions that will impact them for the next 12-30 years.
To sign - click the following link: http://chng.it/H6TvgqnzY2