By: Diane Benjamin
A reader filed a Freedom of Information Request for food receipts where charges were listed without explanation. He filed for what showed on the statement approved for payment at the April 27th Council meeting. Keep in mind, all the PCard charges used to reflect dates and who the meal was with. Changing how the charges are listed shows the City is transparent in name only. If they don’t like filling FOIA requests, go back to how charges used to be reflected.
Charges overlap months, so the calendar below doesn’t necessarily reflect all food consumed and charged to taxpayers during the month of March 2015. You can see what was received here – a few charges for April are also included: Food receipts
Some receipts show Bloomington taxpayers paid for multiple meals, some don’t. I listed who the meal was with for information purposes. Tari was in Washington DC on March 6th, evidently Mike Matejka was with him. Michael Raikes is also a union guy.