Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Council travel on our dime

Members of the City Council spent more than $28,000 on travel outside of New York City last year, an analysis by amNewYork shows.

Study: Pols drop 28K of city cash on travel

The council's biggest spender was James Sanders (D-Laurelton) who billed the city more than $6,000 for workshops in Denver, Dallas and upstate.

Sanders said his travel has helped the economic growth of his district, which includes the Rockaways, Springfield Gardens and Rosedale.

Sanders' travel only outpaced City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who got her out-of-town passport stamped 10 times at taxpayer cost of more than $5,000, including visits to Texas to visit with troops from New York City, to New Orleans to advocate for the city's tourism industry and an $800 trip to Washington. D.C. for the Human Rights Campaign Board reception and dinner.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So Debbie....uh I meant Quinn...does Dallas!

A "sisterhood" seminar perhaps?