September 3rd, 2010 | by BETH SLOVIC News | Posted In: CLEAN UP, City Hall

City Hall: You Spent Our Money on What?

You spent our money on what?
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.
 
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