At the same time that the City of Wichita is struggling with its budget, including making layoffs, senior managers still travel.
City council members still travel too, as last week the council approved travel expenses for Janet Miller to travel to France for a sister cities meeting. It’s unclear whether the city will also pay for the Wichita Area Sister Cities President to make the trip.
Some of the trips the Wichita managers made sound like worthwhile trips. In the private sector, however, travel to conferences and such is one of the first things to be cut when budgets are stretched.
To view the summary of Wichita senior management travel that will be presented to the Wichita city council tomorrow, click on Wichita senior management travel expenses for June 2009.