Pasadena : Travel Costs to Be Public

Travel expenditures by the City Council will be announced publicly beforehand under a rule revision approved Tuesday by the council.

Councilman William Paparian, who has not traveled at city expense, had sought a rules change requiring prior council approval of trips to out-of-town conventions and meetings. At present, the mayor oversees council travel expenses.

Paparian cited a city report, showing that the council spent more than $132,000 in travel costs in the past five years.

But other council members said that more regulation of travel expenses was unnecessary and that individual council members should simply notify the council of planned trips.

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