Do you get paid mileage for driving TO work?
Me either, but Commissioner Mark Ouimet thinks he should, and managed to rack up $35,000 in mileage and per diem charges – including driving to work.
Commissioner Kristin Judge, who pushed for the change, said for the first time publicly on Friday that the changes were made partly to put a stop to Ouimet’s excessive spending.
“He knew exactly what he was doing,” Judge said. “You can only get a per diem for a committee you are assigned to by the board of commissioners. But every time he left the house, he’d charge mileage and per diems. It’s thousands and thousands of dollars.
“It’s very bad and it’s very upsetting,” she said.
Watch this video and send Mark Ouimet a message: stop abusing taxpayers!