The New York City Mayor’s Office took part in its own stimulus program, apparently pumping $18,000 into liquor stores for unexplained booze binges.
The New York Post dug up city records that say workers have spent $3.3 million so far in 2010 on food and alcohol despite the fact that, according to the paper, city workers are generally not allowed to expense meals.
Under the comptroller’s orders, city workers are allowed to expense reasonably priced meals when they’re working 10 or more hours a day or completing urgent work over lunch hours.
The Mayor’s spokesman told the Post about 70 percent of the office’s food and booze expenses are reimbursed privately. No word on whether what must have been some rockin’ open bar was covered by a private benefactor.
City Pigs Out — And You Pay! [New York Post]