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 CITY SAVES MILLIONS ON TRAVEL EXPENSES 

  

1/28/2014
Mayor's Office

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Lindsey Whitt
Phone: 907-343-7103
Cell: 907-433-9543
E-mail: whittla@muni.org

CITY SAVES MILLIONS ON TRAVEL EXPENSES

The Municipal Auditor recently completed an annual study of municipal travel expenses covering the ten year period from 2003-2012. The report shows a significant reduction in travel expenses over the last four years.

The highest spending year in the study period was in 2008, the last year of the Begich Administration. Total municipal travel costs that year were $1,464,000. By comparison, in 2012, the last year audited, travel costs were only $458,000, a reduction of over $1,000,000.

Mayor Dan Sullivan commented on the audit, stating "We have made a concerted effort over the term of my administration to significantly reduce travel expenses. In doing so, we have saved Anchorage taxpayers millions of dollars."

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See graph from Municipal Auditor Peter Raiskums

Mr. Raiskums can be reached by phone (907) 343- 4438 or by e-mail at raiskumspw@muni.org.

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