By: Diane Benjamin
Not only illegal, it’s breaks the City PCard policy. AND – more than one City employee (which Tari is) broke the policy.
She violated State law and City policy by charging a personal item to a City PCard. Of course, she did it at somebody’s direction – she didn’t decide on her own that Margot Ehrlich needed a ticket. I wonder who told her a ticket was needed for his girlfriend.
Don’t forget somebody in accounting put this illegal charge on the list for payment.
Don’t forget the Council approved payment without asking a single question!
Don’t forget I had to file a FOIA for this Bills and Payroll because it wasn’t posted 3 hours before the meeting took place. That has NEVER happened in the more than 5 years I’ve been reading them.
Margot did pay the City for the ticket price and half the agent fee – but not until May 26th. The City didn’t receive it until June 2nd, 7 days later.
Was Margot on this tour? If yes, where is the payment for it?
Was she transported to the airport and back? If yes, where is the payment for it?
I hear the local media called the City to see if Margot had paid for the flight. As usual, the local media didn’t investigate any farther. Maybe this will prove media is a threat to your freedom and liberty NOT watchdogs of the truth.
There is much more to investigate about this trip and the Sister Cities program. This is far from the last story! A lot of the information I FOIA’d I haven’t received, there is even more to FOIA now.
By the way, Chris Koos paid his own way and turned in an expense report. I’m not sure how he turned it in before he got home – but look at what account it was paid from:
Payment was approved at last Monday’s meeting. http://www.normal.org/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/2689