Colorado Springs City Councilwoman Angela Dougan says the little things, such as buying birthday cakes for elected officials, start to add up over time.
Dougan says cutting out such expenses, as small as they might be, saves taxpayer — or ratepayer — money.
When she showed up at today’s City Council meeting, which started after the lunch hour, Dougan said she was less than pleased to see the spread of goodies.
The council met at the Las Vegas Wastewater Treatment Plant during its informal meeting. It’s the latest in a series of meetings devoted to business of Colorado Springs Utilities.
Dougan says providing bottled water for meetings is fine, but she said today’s spread, which included cheese and crackers, cookies, cokes, chips and fruit, was over the top.
Her reaction is the subject of today’s Quote of the Day.
“Seriously?” Dougan asked Utilities CEO Jerry Forte.