Cheyenne Mayor Says Bloomberg Award Spending Was Justified
Cheyenne Mayor Marian Orr says questions raised by the President of the Cheyenne City Council about how money awarded to the city through the Bloomberg Philanthropies was spent are mistaken.
The mayor issued this statement late Monday afternoon:
“Councilman Case has questioned some of the expenditures from the Bloomberg national challenge grant. The Councilman is mistaken. The expenditures are all appropriate and were used only as authorized under the Bloomberg grant. The Bloomberg grant has been very helpful to the City as it allowed significant activities to occur on behalf of the City without having to use taxpayer funds. In keeping with my long-standing promise of transparency, I have instructed my staff to assemble all of the data and receipts from the expenditures. This will take several days. Once completed, I will be releasing a full accounting of the Bloomberg funds.”
Council President Rocky Case has raised questions about how some of the $100,000 given to the city as a ''Champion City" through the ''Bloomberg Mayoral Challenge" was spent. He specifically questioned the purchase of 20 Go-Pro cameras, airplane tickets, and bar tabs that some of the money apparently went for,