Thursday, April 26, 2012
THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG
Relax, you have Mastercard.
That apparently seems to be the mindset around Hartford City Hall as the cash strapped City continues to spend over a million dollars a year on food, beverages and other items purchased on City credit cards and paid for by the taxpayers of Hartford.
Yesterday's posting pointed out a few purchases by one person, the principal at Kinsella Magnet School, but it doesn't appear as though she is the only one.
There is still a lot of digging to do as I go through each cardholders purchases, but if you have the time, take a look and feel free to e-mail any thoughts or questions you may have.
The list may not be entirely complete, for example the Mayor's Chief of Staff Jared Kupiec's card only shows a few weeks of purchases, which is only a partial report for some reason, even though I requested the full report.
It looks like Best Buy as well as a couple of downtown food and liquor establishments are being kept in business by the city credit cards.
FOI Hartford Card Holder Transactions 1 (5)