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Who even knew that the Mayor and Seedy council were getting reimbursed $500 a month for food allowance? Wow, what have they been eating? Also, is that in addition to the filet mignon that they have every first and third Monday at the seedy council meetings?
Well, it seems that they will now be eliminating (wait there's more) this $500 monthly allowance and replacing it with 2 (2 x $250) other allowances. They will now be able to get reimbursed an additional $250 for gas, even if gas has been going down AND an additional $250 for home office allowance! For a grand total of 750 tax payer bucks according to the agenda item below.
OK, this sounds like a job for the IRS. Here's how it appears in the, hot off the press, official agenda for this coming Monday, December 19th.
Amending Ordinance 2007-O-097 defining necessary expenses which may be reimbursed to the Mayor and City Council pursuant to Section 2.02 of the City Charter by eliminating the food allowance line item ($500.00/mo.) for each councilman, and reallocating those funds for each councilman as follows: adding $250.00/mo. for mileage reimbursement; $250.00 increase for home office reimbursement ($750.00 total upon qualification); and, increasing cell phone reimbursement by $25.00/mo.