County Backtracks On Out-Of-State Travel Rule 1-19-2011 - WNEM TV 5

County Backtracks On Out-Of-State Travel Rule 1-19-2011

Saginaw County employees who travel out of state will no longer have to get committee approval first.
According to the Saginaw News, in a reversal from a September vote, the county Board of Commissioners voted 9 to 6 to dump the rule.
Out-of-state travel reached a peak in November when the human services committee approved a four-day conference trip to Disneyland in California at taxpayers’ expense.
In December, TV5 learned two Saginaw County Mosquito Abatement Commission Board of Trustees members and a department biologist will be attending the American Mosquito Control Association Annual Conference from March 20-24 in Anaheim.
Mosquito Abatement Commission Director Randall G. Knepper told TV5 the trip will cost about $7,000 to attend.
The Saginaw County Board of Commissioners panel approved the trip. The decision to take the trip has many people TV5 talked with upset.
“They’re taking trips and we’re supposed to be in a recession?” Saginaw resident James Hill said in December. “I thought this was a time to save your pennies.”
Knepper said they’ve been sending employees to the conference for years and that they’ve already made cuts to the trip compared to years past.
“There are people all over the United States that do mosquito control work," Knepper said."And to be face to face with those people is a valuable experience.”
WNEM TV5 wants to know what you think. Should county employees get approval for out-of-state trips? You can sound off right now on the WNEM TV5 Facebook Page.
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