Metropolitan Transportation Commission holding $29,000 taxpayer-funded meeting at Wine Country inn

By : mercurynews – excerpt

Metropolitan Transportation Commission holding $29,000 taxpayer-funded meeting at Wine Country inn

Talk about tone-deaf.

Members and staff of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission are holding a $29,000 taxpayer-funded, overnight retreat this week at the posh Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn, where the first order of business will include discussion of affordable housing.

Seriously. You can’t make this stuff up…

It’s great that commissioners want to engage in serious discussion of policy issues. But the 7 1/2 hours of planned meetings could have, and should have, been held in one day in downtown San Francisco, where the transportation commission two years ago moved into a new $256 million regional government building… (more)

Nothing is as much fun as spending OPM, Other Peoples’ Money and no one is as addicted to it as politicians.

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