Questions put local accountant into the spotlight of Ontario budget controversy

Local accountant Mary Jo Evers came under fire recently after she pointed out errors in the city's calculations on its upcoming budget. Evers, who is the financial director for the Ontario School District, was criticized on a pro-sales tax Facebook page for her efforts. (The Enterprise/File)

ONTARIO – She questioned the city’s proposed budget and then took fire for her efforts but Mary Jo Evers believes she did the right thing.

She also said she continues to support the city’s 1 percent sales tax proposal, now before voters.

 “I want Ontario to be more than what it is,” said Evers.

Her stance may seem at odds with events that unfolded last week when Evers, Ontario School District finance director, raised the alarm about the city’s accounting. Evers said it appeared the . . .