Wake Up Wilkes Barre has learned that City Controller: Kathy Kane, and City Councilman: (Bobblehead) Bill
Barrett are in Austin TX, soaking up the sun, and posting their escapades on Facebook, while you the taxpayers, pay for their lavish trips. Trust me they fly FIRST CLASS, and NEVER stay at the Motel 6….. Then there is a meal allowance, even though the National League of Cities provides meals.
For those of you who don’t know, Wilkes-Barre City has a long standing tradition of sending city officials, (several at a time) on taxpayer funded junkets, known as the National League of Cities.
Now don’t get me wrong many, many other cities also send city officials, such as Scranton, and Hazleton, should they choose to go (BUT on their OWN dime).
YOU the Wilkes-Barre City Taxpayers, year after year, pay for this utterly useless junket (well to the average taxpayers it’s useless). To the corrupt city official, it’s a chance to vacation in the host city, (this year Austin, TX), make friends in high places, all FREE, well FREE for them. These trips usually cost the taxpayers thousands each year, and to date, nothing notable has resulted. Well except the bill.
Is it really any wonder the city has gone from $60 Million to $130 Million in debt under this corrupt regime?