Mayor and Council 4th quarter Expenses are now posted. We note that Council members Bell and Buchanan each attended international conferences – the UK for Councillor Bell ($5087) and Austria ($5312) for Councillor Buchanan. Councillor Buchanan wins the dubious title of ‘expense be damned’ with a total of $2061 hotel cost for a 4day/3evening event. (http://www.cnv.org/your-government/mayor-and-council)
At every council meeting there is a period for Council Reports – it is rarely used. For the amount of money spent on travel to international conferences, we feel the tax payers deserve a public report on what was learned. Such a report should be made 2 weeks after the Councillor has returned. It should be a thorough report, justifying the expense.
Eyebrows raised? Mayor Mussatto expensed $3.80 for parking at CapU. The Mayor receives a car allowance in excess of $9,000 per year!
We also noticed, when researching for this post, that the 2016 Remuneration effective Jan 1 2016 had not been updated on the City website – it is now updated: http://www.cnv.org/your-government/mayor-and-council
Breakdown follows with the total for 2015 for each Council member:
Councillor Buchanan $9264
Councillor Bell $8991
Councillor Back $7052
Mayor Mussatto $5693
Councillor Keating $4599
Councillor Clark $1777
Councillor Bookham $ 311