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The Killeen City Council received its fiscal year 2016 routine audit results Tuesday, indicating materially-accurate financial statements and a “clean” opinion by audit firm Weaver, just as council members welcomed the first step of a separate financial investigation.

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A climactic, eleventh-hour offensive by two Killeen City Council members to stop an independent investigation of city finances fell short of derailing the plan but fueled concerns about past financial decisions.

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In a surprise turn Tuesday, the Killeen City Council voted to restart the implementation process for developer impact fees after a council consensus Feb. 21 to halt the fee schedule.

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The Killeen City Council approved an investigation of city finances Tuesday, voting 5 to 2 to hire Houston-based public accounting firm McConnell & Jones.

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At last Tuesday’s Killeen City Council workshop, the council members who were present reached a 3-2 consensus to not renew the red-light camera program when the contract expired in April. But that didn’t necessarily signify the end of the cameras that catch traffic-law violators at several K…

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The Killeen City Council is on the brink of a pivotal vote Tuesday to pursue an investigation of what happened in the city’s financial past, and reveal answers to some of the biggest decisions in recent history.

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A familiar face was given the floor at the Killeen City Council workshop Tuesday and used his time to offer a scathing retort — with a prepared slide presentation — to the pending audit of the city’s finances.

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The Killeen City Council reached a contested 3-to-2 consensus Tuesday to not renew the red-light camera program contract with Redflex in April, potentially foregoing an estimated $424,000 in annual revenue to the city.

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The Killeen City Council reached consensus Tuesday to pursue an investigation into city finances, but the method is not entirely what residents have been calling for.

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A targeted audit of Killeen’s finances is the only way to extinguish persisting doubts about city management, and to prove to residents whether the city’s financial house was in order during years of declining budget balances, is in order now and will be for years to come.

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The Daily Herald reached out this week to all the candidates for the May 6 Killeen City Council district elections for their takes on the direction of the forensic audit, the topics of interest that are not included in the proposed seven-point investigation, their commitment to continuing th…

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A decision on the resident-sought financial investigation was delayed Tuesday while the council takes a week to review its options, which vary widely from the original quest for answers into the city’s hidden financial problems.

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The Killeen City Council voted Tuesday to table the funding of two new city positions indefinitely after City Manager Ron Olson asked the council to postpone funding decisions for new hires.

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The Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport on Tuesday got a green light and the City Council’s support to hire a consulting firm to help improve and increase air services.

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The Killeen City Council approved an $1.8 million agreement Tuesday for water infrastructure design linked to a water treatment plant scheduled to go online in spring 2019. The plant will provide 10 million gallons per day of drinking water to Killeen’s southern growth corridor, according to…

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The Killeen City Council reached a consensus to redo details of a proposed audit that aims to delve into questionable budget practices — a plan the council agreed to months earlier — jeopardizing progress by kicking results down an unexpected road.

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As the status of an impending investigation into Killeen’s irregular finances gets pushed against the ropes with Tuesday’s developments, appropriate targeting and unanswered questions continue to plague the City Council’s thinking.

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The Killeen City Council is back to the drawing board on the investigation into years of irregular city finances after it reached a 5-2 consensus Tuesday to ditch its current plan and abandon a progress timeline.

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As Killeen city administrators tout transparency and emphasize a stable rebound in city finances in the runup to May’s election, residents’ concerns regarding years of lopsided budgets and financial irregularities remain unresolved.

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As the Killeen City Council prepares to vote Feb. 7 on hiring Ron Olson as the next city manager, Daily Herald readers are split over what initiatives the city’s new leader should tackle first — and whether he is the right choice for the job.

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Killeen city officials said in December they would wait until its new city auditor came aboard in January before negotiating with its chosen public accounting firm to look into questionable city finances, but very little information about the content of those negotiations has been provided a…

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Killeen officials have begun to break down the more than $5 million in funding they say has balanced the fiscal year 2017 and fiscal year 2018 budgets after more than six months of financial turmoil.

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When asked by city staff what upcoming projects are favored, the Killeen City Council, during its Jan. 7 special workshop, identified a long wish list that runs the gamut from road improvements to downtown beautification.

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Big plans are in the works for the Rancier Avenue corridor, according to a computer-animated presentation shown to the Killeen City Council at its workshop Tuesday.

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Killeen District 1 Councilwoman Shirley Fleming sat at the front of the Community Room next to one of her constituents. She held an 18-by-24-inch sign that said, “Neighborhood Watch,” in big, bold letters.

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Nearly seven months removed from identifying an $8 million shortfall in the fiscal year 2017 budget, the Killeen City Council and city staff members have adopted a new mantra for savings: “Nothing is safe.”

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The Killeen City Council gave its lobbying arm in Austin plenty to work with Tuesday when it approved its “legislative principles” for the 85th Texas Legislature that gaveled into session the same day.

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The Killeen City Council’s special workshop Saturday looked very different from a normal meeting as council members, pens in hand, quietly huddled over sheets of paper like students taking an exam.

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The Killeen City Council is correcting one major mistake from the 2017 city budget process that identified $8 million in needed revenue in June: It’s planning ahead.

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The Killeen City Council will have a special workshop at 8:30 a.m. Saturday to discuss budget priorities for fiscal year 2018.

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The Killeen City Council considered the outsourcing of the Killeen jail Tuesday — but had no questions for city staff on the jailers and officers affected by the potential decision.

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Local stories with the most impact on the Daily Herald’s online readers in 2016 were about the city of Killeen’s finances and happenings at City Hall, according to a nonscientific poll at kdhnews.com and posted on social media.

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Accountability and transparency are goals for Killeen city administrators, especially in light of the city’s financial irregularities, but the most recent attempt to buoy the city’s fiscal future on the back of a $1.67 million trash ratepayer money grab was troublesome, according to some Kil…

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On the fenced grounds of a sewage treatment plant in northern Killeen sits a squat building painted white with green trim. The nondescript structure is the first to a visitor’s left as he or she enters the compound, and the heavy machinery of the plant is off to the visitor’s right.

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