How about a Las Vegas Vacation at Taxpayer’s Expense?
If you have business at the
Planning & Zoning office this week, don’t expect to find the director
there. He’s in Las Vegas at taxpayer’s expense this week.
County Taxpayers cost for hotel -$815.32.
County Taxpayers cost for plane trip -$333.50.
County Taxpayers cost for registration - $775.00 which includes a $50
fee for filing a paper form instead of via the internet.
Total paid by taxpayers $1923.82 so far.
invoices here: http://www.taxdogs.com/CAndersonLasVegas.pdf
While the P&Z Director
Chris Anderson is away, taxpayers will also pay his salary and per diem for his
This is the type of expense
taxpayers should not have to pay for.
Seminars and classes are one thing; a 5-day trip to Las
Vegas is another.
Surely an appropriate seminar
would have been available in Georgia
and at much less expense. Are these
seminar classes beneficial and appropriate for Jasper County’s needs?
Commissioners signed these
checks. One must question the reason
this was approved by the Commissioners and the County Manager. Taxpayer’s
money should be spent on items that benefit the county as a whole and not for any
one individual’s “vacation.”