June’s PCard Spending Fun

By:  Diane Benjamin

Below is this month’s edition of Administration spending with a City debit card in your pocket.  See this link for the complete list of PCard spending – it’s at the end of Bills and Payroll.

http://www.cityblm.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=8901

City Council Expenses Hilton Hotels $ 603.23 Business travel Mayor US Conference of Mayors

City Council Expenses American Ai 0012304169047 $ 610.20 Business travel Mayor

City Council Expenses Yohannis Birhan $ 67.12 Business travel MayorUS Conference of Mayors

City Council Expenses Vts San Fran Taxi $ 14.69 Business travel Mayor US Conference of Mayors

City Council Expenses Sq Gosq.com Matthias Eso $ 53.20 Business travel Mayor US Conference of Mayors

City Council Expenses American Ai 0012304169047 $ 610.20 Business travel Mayor

City Council Expenses Yohannis Birhan $ 67.12 Business travel MayorUS Conference of Mayors

City Council Expenses Vts San Fran Taxi $ 14.69 Business travel Mayor US Conference of Mayors

City Council Expenses Sq Gosq.com Matthias Eso $ 53.20 Business travel Mayor US Conference of Mayors

Total cost:  $2,093.65  (Not included is Registration – I think $650.00)

See this story for a recap of this conference:  https://blnnews.com/2015/06/22/more-travel-at-your-expense/

This is the 2nd conference this year – the last one in DC cost you $2506.31https://blnnews.com/2015/02/20/more-eating-at-your-expense/

Normal:  Koos went too!

On to eating at your expense:

City Council Expenses Destihl $ 38.00 Business lunch for Mayor with P.Schoeff

City Council Expenses Rosie’s Pub $ 26.50 Business lunch for Mayor with A. Buragas

City Council Expenses Reality Bites $ 25.75 Business lunch for Mayor with R. Verrqulli

City Council Expenses Kelly’s Bakery And Cafe $ 23.02 Business lunch for Mayor with J. Haney

City Council Expenses Rosie’s Pub $ 35.00 Business lunch for Mayor with E.McCall

City Council Expenses Buffalo Wild Wings Normal $ 29.96 Business lunch for Mayor with E. Rankin

City Council Expenses Jimmy John’s $ 158.00 Business Dinner for City Council

City Council Expenses Biaggi’s $ 24.77 Business lunch for Mayor Renner with Mayor Koos

City Council Expenses Medici $ 32.00 Business lunch for Mayor Renner and R.Fazzini

Professional Develop Target $ 22.15 Beverages for meetings

Professional Develop Biaggi’s $ 15.43 Business lunch for D. Hales with Alderman Painter

Professional Develop Jimmy John’s $ 23.13 Business lunch for D. Hales with Alderman Sage, PattiLynn Silva

Professional Develop Monicals Pizza $ 23.75 Business lunch for D. Hales with Directors & Corporate Counsel

Professional Develop Ihop $ 12.44 Business breakfast for D. Hales with B.Wasson

Professional Develop Elroys $ 11.60 Business lunch for D. Hales with Alderman Mwilambwe

Misc Other:

EAC = Ecology Action Center

Community Relations Amazon Mktplace Pmts $ 13.44 EAC July event

Community Relations Normal Cornbelters $ 200.00 EAC Cornbelters Event 7/2/15

Membership Dues Ebs $ 381.75 ILCMA Membership for D.Hales

Periodicals Chicago Trib Subscriptio $ 142.39 Chicago Tribune Subscription

Periodicals DJ Wall St Journal $ 501.80 The Wall Street Journal Subscription

Professional Develop Niu Outreach $ 350.00 Conference A. McElroy (2nd Assistant City Manager)

Professional Develop Eagle Ridge Resort $ 334.69 Business travel A. McElroy

Professional Develop Eagle Ridge Resort $ 334.69 Business travel A. McElroy

ICMA – International City Managers Association

Professional Develop ICMA Internet $ 1,185.00 2015 ICMA ConferenceDavid Hales

Professional Develop ICMA Internet $ 295.00 ICMA Registration fees D.Hales

I didn’t get around to posting this from the last meeting:

2809 NATIONAL LEAGUE OF CIT 00001 INV 07/13/2015 113676 118792

1 10011110 70631 Admin Dues 5,952.00

Invoice Net 5,952.00

CHECK TOTAL 5,952.00

When Renner or Hales utter something off the wall (like suburbs and strip malls are dead), this post shows where the info came from.

Instead of cities, counties, and states being laboratories for effective public policy – these conferences and memberships want compliance with whatever they deem “best practices”.  Decisions on the direction of local government is no longer made locally.  Elections matter, so do the people who run for office.

5 thoughts on “June’s PCard Spending Fun

  1. Going to national conferences to be schooled on national control. Top down control. To be schooled on deceitful practices and how to get away with it. (But then someday when it bursts, these people will disavow knowing you.) There is no honor among thieves.

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  2. Who are all these people eating lunch for professional development and business discussions? Fazzini is no longer on the Council.

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  3. Oh, I just have to laugh “Professional development” lol lol I remember back in my not so enlightened days working for non-profits – “Professional development” seminars/meetings were nothing but a total joke and those times they paid for “consultants” (big bucks mind you) to some in and educate us and “enrich” us were some of the most worthless hours ever spent. The food was usually pretty good though….These people, and this council and this town government (and their side-kicks and toadies) are nearly ALL jokes though. I have also always wondered why if they are soooooo smart, they always need well paid “consultants” to come in and tell them what to do.

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