The city’s finance director said in a city memo today that the registrar of voters’ office is over-budget and can’t spend any more money — even for payroll — this fiscal year.
Julio Molleda wrote that the registrars “are no longer authorized to expend or commit to expend city funds for any purpose.” He also noted that: “A violation of this restriction on the spending of the Office of the Registrar could subject [the registrars] to removal from office upon the filing of charges and hearing before the city council.”
In March, the office was running $152,000 over budget, and was seeking additional city money to help offset the overrun.
We’ve reached out to the city for comment, but haven’t heard back.
5 p.m. update: Read our complete story here.
Molleda’s letter to registrars: Julio Molleda letter