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Loyola accounting professor called on to help trim Kenner's budget

April 15, 2011

Loyola University New Orleans forensic accounting professor Patrick Lynch was named by Kenner Mayor Michael S. Yenni to the newly created Streamline Task Force, a body created to investigate ways to close the city’s $3.5 million budget shortfall.

Lynch’s involvement began when Yenni approached Loyola President the Rev. Kevin Wm. Wildes, S.J., Ph.D., for help in identifying ways the city could cut costs.

“I thought it would be a great opportunity for Loyola to get involved,” Lynch said, after he was asked by Wildes to participate. “It was in complete agreement to our commitment to community service and something I wanted to do. In this economy, your revenues are down and people don’t want additional taxes. So, you’ve got to figure out how to do the most with the least. ”

Lynch and other members of the task force will pour over Kenner’s budget and present their findings to the mayor on April 27. Mayor Yenni will review their recommendations and present his own budget on May 2.

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