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Punish those who waste tax dollars

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh gives the State of the City address at City Hall council chambers. (Amy Davis, Baltimore Sun video)

What does it take to fire a government employee (“Auditor says city agencies failed to account for millions in grants,” March 21)? Mayor Catherine Pugh just hired 20 new government employees, and if they do not do their job, they won't be fired,

I always thought that the people we vote for are the watchdogs for taxpayer dollars, but in Baltimore, the leadership of these agencies continues not doing their jobs — just like the leader of the water department hired more people instead of getting rid of the people who were not doing their jobs.

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Baltimore residents need to daily remind politicians and government employees that it’s not their money, it’s the taxpayers’ money.

J. Heming, Baltimore

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