told KZRG this morning that the state audit of the City of Joplin is 80 pages long.
It will have a few more pages before all is said and done.
The City Council will meet in closed session tonight to prepare the response to the auditors' findings. Those responses will be incorporated into the final report, which will be presented during a public meeting sometime in July.
The audit of the city could end up being close to three times larger than the recently completed state audit of the Joplin R-8 School District, which was 32 pages.
City Hall sources told the Turner Report that the audit criticizes City Councilman Mike Woolston for his involvement in buying land in the tornado-stricken area of the city on behalf of local developer Charlie Kuehn, who reportedly worked with the former master developer Wallace-Bajjali to sell the properties at a marked up price to the Joplin Redevelopment Corporation.