Audit finds city of Carlsbad in viola...

Audit finds city of Carlsbad in violation

There are 2 comments on the Carlsbad Current-Argus story from Aug 17, 2013, titled Audit finds city of Carlsbad in violation. In it, Carlsbad Current-Argus reports that:

CARLSBAD>> Mayor Dale Janway has repaid the city of Carlsbad $792.73 for per diem and travel expenses incurred during the mayor's 2011 trip to Washington, D.C., and for several instances of meals that exceeded the city's allowed reimbursement rates.

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Since: Apr 12

Carlsbad, NM

#1 Aug 17, 2013
This is actually a semi good story. While there were infractions they are very small in nature. I have seen other cities with much much bigger issues. Some of the state statutes are difficult to navigate and occasionally mistakes are made (like the BWS). So long as the city is repaid and the incidents are non recurring I myself a taxpayer can understand.
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Carlsbad, NM

#2 Aug 17, 2013
why the low reimbursement for travel, ie the federal allowable business milage is $0.56, not 45 cents

also there is a federal per diem guideline per city - why not use it

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