Dellums Spends $60,000 on Travel

At a time when the City of Oakland faced massive budget deficits, cut services to city residents, and slashed public employee pay, Mayor Ron Dellums ran up nearly $60,000 in travel expenses, the Chron reports. In the past year, the travel included stays at upscale hotels and dining at posh eateries. However, Dellums spokesman Paul Rose defended the expenditures, saying the mayor has used the trips to score $66 million in federal funds for the city, including a $19.7 million grant earlier this year that helped save 140 police jobs.

18,637FansLike
0FollowersFollow
67,429FollowersFollow

Newsletter sign-up

eLert sign-up

Oakland
clear sky
46 ° F
49 °
42 °
64 %
0.8mph
0 %
Mon
54 °
Tue
53 °
Wed
53 °
Thu
54 °
Fri
58 °