Our friends over at the Locke Foundation released their annual report on the cost of local government to the taxpayers. To no one’s surprise, Charlotte comes out on top — due in no small part to its obsession with light rail.
But then you see waste like this, "Charlotte city and school board leaders are spending about $45,000 this month traveling out of town for retreats" and wonder if it is not just something more — a negligence of their duty to be stewards of the taxpayer dollar.
We already know Mayor McCrory has gone to Paris to study the trains there, but what other far off destinations are the other officials heading to? Well, how about the Grandover Resort in Greensboro for a 3-day "retreat."
Apparently, Charlotte is devoid of places for City Council members to gather in one place and talk to themselves. Maybe they can talk about more ways to spend taxpayer money to lure themselves back to where they live.