Councillors spent taxpayer money on Barbie doll, renovations: report
Web Staff, cp24.com
Published Tuesday, March 15, 2011 8:27AM EDT
Last Updated Saturday, May 19, 2012 4:12AM EDT
City councillors spent taxpayer dollars on everything from a Barbie doll to office renovations, expense reports show.
A report from the Toronto Sun reveals the variety of things councillors expensed.
Coun. Shelly Carroll spend $7,100 on renovating her city hall office. Coun. Cesar Palacio, meanwhile, spent $5,700 on compost.
Coun. Ron Moeser spent the most – using up all but a few hundred dollars from his $50,445 annual office budget.
Moeser tells the Sun that much of that went to cover rent payments for his constituency office.
This year, their budgets have been reduced to $30,000.
Mayor Rob Ford spent none of his office budget as councillor, spending about $131 out of his own pocket to cover expenses.
A full list of reports is available online from the City of Toronto.