Ryan Lillis has an interesting story in the Bee today updating the Serna-Mayorga saga. He also references the fact that the City has released all the credit card charges by city employees over the last five years–excluding the Mayor and City Council offices, for now. Saving the best for last, I guess.
(Obviously, they’re withholding that information while the Serna-Mayorga criminal investigation is going on. Would releasing that list of charges really interfere with that investigation? I don’t think so. But if the Bee’s lawyers can’t change their minds, I know I can’t.)
The Bee doesn’t include the actual data on their website for some reason. Luckily Isaac was on the spot and uploaded them all to Scribd for your enjoyment. It’s nearly $10 million worth of credit card charges over the last five years. Lots of pizza and Starbucks. Let’s see, Six Flags, Mixmaster Limousine. Hmm…
The rest of the documents are here: (Thanks Isaac.)
I’m sure the Bee’s reporters and data gurus are pouring over it and will do some sort of deeper analysis. But they shouldn’t get to have all the fun. We all paid for it.
Here’s the Parks and Rec stuff.