It wasn't that long ago Salisbury News did an article explaining that Laura Mitchell was making numerous trips to Annapolis as well as MML Meetings she wasn't invited to. Well, it turns out Laura turned in her expenses last night and guess what, the City is broke. Well, the Council expenses, that is.
Laura went to meetings all over the state without getting permission from the Council and used up 65% of the entire Council Expense Budget on her very own.
I filled out paperwork last night to ask a question. I asked, if LESMA, (Lower Eastern Shore Mayors Association) is for Mayors, how many times has Mayor Ireton been to one of these dinners? None of the Council Members could answer my direct question. HOWEVER, they did say that they are working on changing the name because now its more about REPRESENTATIVES from each Town/City than it is for Mayors. Leave it to the democrats to start an organization to make it look like a good idea and then steal it and make it something else without the public ever knowing.
Now THAT is too funny! I have learned through multiple contacts that this is more of a drinking fest than any kind of real networking. In fact, Council President Terry Cohen stated she had attended one of these meetings and it was more about drinking than it was gathering helpful information, therefore she'd rather be at home with her children then waste time at one of these meetings.
It has been reported that Laura Mitchell was covered through an Annapolis Newspaper making statements from a Gay Marriage event in Annapolis. We want to know if this trip was also at Salisbury Taxpayers expense?
Mitchell stated she goes to all of these events, (uninvited, mind you) to represent the City. I can think of a few other people that could better represent the City than someone who is so fiscally irresponsible as Laura Mitchell. Laura claims she never added up her expenses and couldn't believe they were over $1,400.00 SO FAR! The rest of the Council is broke and will not be able to afford to go to any other unscheduled events for the rest of the year.
Thanks Laura. I'd hate to see your credit card bills.