Believe it or not, Boise City employees travel expenses of $500,000 for 2013 were down 16% over 2012.
A hearty KUDOS from the GUARDIAN to city staff and managers. Back in 2012 the expenses had jumped to $600,000– a 27% hike over the 2011 fiscal year total of $471,000.
The most recent half million dollar expense is still high, but it appears to be about average. A policy of justifying and receiving approval from the city council for out of state travel seems to be working.
During the Brent Coles administration travel was out of hand and was a contributing factor to his resignation and jail time.
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