Councilor Tom Strand allowed a city-funded agency to pay for an out-of-state trip

Councilor Tom Strand allowed a city-funded agency to pay for an out-of-state trip

Pam Zubeck (Colorado Springs Independent)- Whether it’s having coffee with Sen. Cory Gardner, taking part in the Mayor’s Cup golf tournament or flying to Washington, D.C., with the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance, City Council members do so at the expense of taxpayers.

With one exception.

When Councilor Tom Strand tagged along on an RBA regional leaders trip to Columbus, Ohio, in April, his $1,580 tab was later picked up by the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau — an agency Strand is poised to vote to fund as part of the city budget.

Click here to read the full story in the Colorado Springs Independent.

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