Mayor will get to explain what was spent and what was done while she and some staff were in Japan at the taxpayers expense.

News 100 redBy Pepper Parr

November 28th, 2019

BURLINGTON, ON

 

“Just in case you haven’t seen it yet” wrote a Gazette reader, “that Japan trip cost us $31,161 for the six people who took it – quite a bit over the initial estimates, even by airfare and accommodations alone.

“I understand the significance of the anniversary, but this is a ridiculous cost that I as a Burlington resident am forced to pay. They went over there for five days with few working hours – an entire day at least was spent on things like a ‘soba noodle making experience’.

What value is that to the public back home? It sounds more like personal vacation time for the Mayor, Councillor Nisan, the City Manager and the Mundialization Committee members.

“I urge you to take a deeper dive into this – the report is available online, its item 4.6

Commisso and Mayor in Japan

The Mayor and the City Manager went local while they were in Japan.

The trip may well have been worth the photographs of the Mayor and the City Manager strutting through the streets of a Japanese community.

 

Here is what the Mayor will report on.

Japan trip costs

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