Don't like the policy? Change the policy to fit you. Typical Laura Padgett behavior.
“Now, can I say that we have this number of dollars that came back? No. But, Wilmington was recognized in participating and recognized in being interested.” - She admits that her trips aren't having any money come back to Wilmington, but hey, we show everyone that we're INTERESTED in spending multi-thousands of dollars for nothing.
“I think it's my responsibility to make the trips as cheap as possible,” said Padgett. “The only expense I asked for was out of pocket costs for the hotel.” - What hotel did she stay at for $700? If you want to travel as cheap as possible, stay at a Motel 8 or a Days Inn. Heck, they might even have a free continental breakfast.
Some folks haven't had a travel vacation in years, while she's the international jetsetter. If the citizens of Wilmington vote to keep this woman on city council again, they deserve what they get.
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