By: Diane Benjamin
According to the paper, Tari paid $30 back to the City for his $28 charge while on “medical related leave”. He claims he didn’t want it to be an issue. Is it too difficult to not whip out the card to pay Tari? The controversy is YOUR fault.
If the Council approves the ordinance Monday, he won’t be able to anymore. See PDF page 288 and following: http://www.cityblm.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=14860
The plan has a couple of problems though. First: PDF page 292
If the City enforces the reimbursement policy, why are periodic audits needed?
It’s almost like the City is admitting they aren’t going to do their job!
PDF page 294:
Enforcement of rules for reimbursement make any further actions immaterial. The real question is: Will the City posts Tari’s expense reports, or will every one of them required a FOIA?
Then there is this gem:
Does this mean taxpayers will still be feeding the Council and staff?
The City schedules meetings at 5:00 or 5:30 KNOWING people might show up hungry. It is THEIR fault for scheduling a meeting at this time. It isn’t the job of taxpayers to feed anybody because the City scheduled a meeting at dinnertime. The first two sentences say it’s fine to feed the Council, the last sentence says it isn’t. Which is it? Will “I’m hungry” be a valid reason?
I didn’t realize the pizza or sandwiches qualify as a “catered meal”.
I hope somebody clarifies the policy. The first meeting Monday starts at 5:00. Somebody drop in and see if food is served please.