Last year, WW
took a look at how City Hall
was spending Portland taxpayers' money by poring over expense-account reports from Mayor Sam Adams and city commissioners.
In what became a semi-regular tradition, WW
took another look at City Hall's expense reports in March and found Adams' expense account had an $18.90 charge at Spartacus Leathers.
The charge was for a Halloween-style mask for a masquerade ball. But Adams didn't attend the ball, and the staffer who authorized the charge was later made to repay the money. (Yes, we know $18.90 is not much money, but someone's got to keep an eye on this stuff!)
In this month's installment [PDF],
we find no such sex-shop charges. But the mayor's office did spend $3,415.61 on pizza between March and August this year.
Check out the expense reports at the link above and tell us in the comments section what charges you have questions about.