Paid for by taxpayers in… Des Moines3/27/2013
To: YMCA shelter
For: Purchase of 18 cases of Morning-After Plan B pills and three crates of assorted condoms.
To: Belle Salon
For: Mustache grooming for Gov. Terry Branstad, as per the city’s 28E agreement with the State of Iowa.
To: Department of Travel and Retreats
For: A trip to Las Vegas including air fare, hotel, food and $400 in singles for senior city employees.
To: Iowa Event Planners
For: Fees for event planning and consultations, including the purchase of 18 cases of PBR and two boxes of Romeo and Juliette cigars for a bachelor party.
To: Frank Lotz
For: Child support payments from January to February for Bureau of Developmental Issues employee, Cynthia Lotz.
For: Purchase of iPads for the homeless people through the Better Housing Better Life Initiative of Social Services.
To: Betty Crocker
For: Purchases of 240 boxes of brownie mix to the drug and narcotics department.
To: Bed, Bath and Beyond
For: A fleet of 100 Roomba vacuum cleaning robots to clean government buildings.
To: DM Doggie Day Care
For: Boarding fees to babysit information technology specialist Glen Twadle’s Italian Greyhound while he was in Istanbul for a week-long business trip. Cost includes food, recreation and grooming.
To: Check Mate and Match Inc.
For: Membership dues for participating single city employees.
To: Merle Hay Auto Plaza
For: The purchase of a 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata for the Department of Transportation for research purposes.
To: Bath and Bodyworks
For: The purchase of 96 UltraTouch heated toilet seats for the Randolph Hotel.
Salaries and Such
Name: Destiny Fairchild
Department: Iowa Legislature
Years served: 8
Annual salary: $1.2 million
The Des Moines City Council recently approved deputy (and acting) public works director, Pat Kozitza, to travel to the desert so he can bury his head in the sand and hide out until summer. This comes at a $3,876 travel expense to local tax payers. APRIL FOOLS