The ever-amusing War of the Receipts between the Cambridge Chronicle and Cambridge Mayor Ken Reeves got a fresh installment yesterday on the Chronicle’s extremely excellently titled WickedLocal blog.
After a Chronicle investigation on spending at the mayor’s office last year, Ken Reeves started saving the receipts for the lavish taxpayer-funded meals he continues to charge to his city-issued credit card. But the mayor still refuses to reveal the names of his dinner guests.
The newspaper reports with breathless TV-evening-news-style drama, that an exhaustive review of the Mayor’s expense records reveals … that he spent $11 for a wash of his city-owned car, and $35 for a steak at a business dinner.
This is getting absurd. Reeves appears to be in full compliance with Cambridge’s expense record keeping requirements, such as they may be. Even the Chronicle makes no contrary assertion. If the newspaper wants the city to change its disclosure requirements for elected officials, that is where they should focus their ire. In the meantime, Moby Dick makes better reading.