Council's good actions
October 17, 2012 · Updated 5:29 PM
Glad the Auburn City Council has finally managed to get rid of reimbursements for "service club" dues for council members.
For way too long, taxpayers have been footing the bill for meals and dues for council members who can well afford to pay their own way.
Thanks to council member Largo Wales for pushing the issue through the Municipal Services Committee in order that her resolution move on to the full council, where it got six out of seven affirmative votes.
I've been aware for several years that some council members have not taken advantage of this particular "perk" and admire those members who realize that just being an elected official should not give them privileges that ordinary folks do not enjoy.
– Virginia Haugen