in-House VS. Away: Retreats to cost taxpayers $45,000
Jan 30, 2008 | Posted by: Charlotte.com | Full story: Charlotte.com
“We're all very sensitive that it costs more”
Charlotte city and school board leaders are spending about $45,000 this month traveling out of town for retreats -- a practice some government agencies have abandoned to save money.
The City Council is expected to spend the most -- $34,000 -- on its three-day retreat beginning Wednesday at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro. That includes up to $19,000 to pay a consultant to lead the daily sessions.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board spent about $11,000 on its two-day retreat that ended Saturday, including $5,500 on a consultant. Read more
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