By: Diane Benjamin
By now you know about Tari Renner putting his girlfriends Sister Cities flight on a City PCard. Since the City extended the FOIA request for repayment, we don’t know if it was repaid or not. The charge violates both State law and the City’s PCard policy. Every other FOIA concerning this trip was also extended, they claim somebody with authority has to review the documents before they can be released. (Stop laughing now!)
The total is over $105,000!
I only looked at 4 months, there could be more.
While you are still hitting potholes, the City is holding on to the documents that may clear up who went, who is paying their own way, and who is sponging off taxpayers. Evidently your perception of their actions aren’t important. See the ticket purchased for Harriet Steinbach? She is not on the Sister Cities Committee, so why did the City buy it? Cindy Hanson and Catrina Murphy are – but we don’t know if they went on the trip.
Since the City isn’t providing the information:
Illinois State Police:
Lt. Greg Cavanaugh 815-844-1500 ext 2303
You may get an answering machine. Leave a message simply demanding an investigation.
Just for fun:
Below are Tari Renner’s trip expenses (not including Japan) just from May 2016 to June 2017. I could easily have missed some. All of these can be found on the reports HERE
Cuba trip – not including airfare (according to the invoice)
Other travel: (PCard and City Checks)