s we begin 2013, we need to consider what have we learned from 2012 that will make 2013 better? We did learn that hundreds of thousands of dollars were stolen from the city coffers. We know that the than finance director was put on leave and has now retired. We learned that the Assistant Finance Director was allowed to resign and a lien was placed on her home. We also learned that a new Finance Director and Assistant Director were hired. Finally we learned that there is an ongoing criminal investigation.