People - you need to get your head out of your collective asses or you'll never fix your problems. You sound like all those idiots who blamed Bush for everything and were upset when those problems weren't solved. Blame the wrong guy and you'll never got anything fixed.
The city processes literally thousands upon thousands of payments to vendors every year. It's amazing to me that never has a scam like this been pulled on the city given the volume of transactions they handle.
Enter the RMA. They got scammed and didn't catch it. The City of El Paso is their mattress where they stash their money. The mattress has no say on when, or where, that money goes. The RMA simply goes to the mattress when they need to and the mattress is not supposed to ask questions.
Again, the city of El Paso processes thousands upon thousands of payments every year and the only factor here is that the RMA was added. You have to assume that if the city had crappy procedures to deal with this stuff then this would be a common occurrence, but it's not... and you must realize that. If the city gets it right 100 percent of the time until you add one ingredient - go look at that ingredient.
Be smart, people. I know you hate the city manager, but blaming him won't fix the problems at the RMA. The Shapleigh Campers own the staff at the RMA and nobody at the city. That's why they got Bob Moore to shit on the city instead of their guy. You're an idiot if you buy their story.