The California Association of Retail Tobacconists, Inc. (CART)
was incorporated in the state of California on November 16, 1998
and is a non profit mutual benefit corporation.
CART is organized, administered and operated exclusively to
receive, administer and expend funds to promote and represent the
common business interests of and improve the business conditions
California Children and Families Commission:
Its Poor Contracting Practices Resulted in Questionable and
Inappropriate Payments to Contractors and Violations of State Law
Our review of the California Children and Families Commission's
spending practices and contracting procedures revealed that it:
* Allowed one of its media contractors to circumvent the payment
provisions of a contract by paying invoices totaling $673,000 for
fees and expenses of some of the contractor's employees that were
prohibited under the terms of the contract.
* Did not fully use the tools available to it to ensure its
contractors provided appropriate services.
* Could not always demonstrate it had reviewed and approved final
written subcontracts and subcontractors' conflict-of-interest
MORE NEWS ::