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Mountain View Voice

News - May 30, 2008

Details emerge on council expenses

Travel costs by far the biggest outlay — $43,000 over last 17 months

by Daniel DeBolt

While City Council members get only $500 a month to do what is considered a nearly full-time job, they also are entitled to use thousands of dollars every year for travel expenses, phone calls, training and office supplies. Since the beginning of last year, when three new members took office, a total of $58,000 went toward such expenses.

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E-mail Daniel DeBolt at ddebolt@mv-voice.com Expenses for City Council members from January 2007 to April 2008 Member Telephone and communications Travel Equipment per term Professional development Total Margaret Abe-Koga $0 $4,053 $2,487.99 $0 $6,541 Ronit Bryant $0 $3,920 $1,314.27 $0 $5,234 Nick Galiotto $1,173.23 $2,271 $1,838 $75 $5,358 Laura Macias $1,295.12 $15,995 $0 $393.10 $17,643 Tom Means $1,282.54 $2,490 $140.71 $0 $3,914 Matt Pear $470.29 $7,551 $108.24 $499 $8,629 Jac Siegel $1,583.52 $6,929 $2,771.31 $0 $11,284 Total $9,724 $39,253 $8,661 $967 $58,606 Limit per member per year $1,680 $7,500 ($22,000 for mayor) $3,600 (per four year term) $500 All information provided by the city of Mountain View

Comments

Posted by DG, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jun 2, 2008 at 6:47 am

LAWL.



They only get $500 a month?
I am shocked.