Trip to China cheaper than retreat – how? |

Trip to China cheaper than retreat – how?

Well, the $30,000 county management retreat has come and gone, and I’m sure a good time was had by all. Oops! That’s right, the latest story is that it “only” cost $18,000.

I’m curious about something, though. My husband and I are taking a tour of China next month, which will cost us $104 per person per day. This includes round-trip airfare to China, lodging in four-star hotels, all meals, four flights within China, admission to all attractions, and a three-day luxury cruise down the Yangtze River.

Therefore, I’m wondering how a three-day pleasure excursion to Foresthill can cost either $333 or $200 per person per day, depending on which figure you believe.

Is there any county official with enough courage to submit an itemized bill for publication in The Union, so the taxpayers footing the bill can actually see what they’ve paid for? (If they hired one of those goofy firewalkers to teach department heads how to walk over hot coals, I’m going to scream.)

Karin Hofland

Grass Valley

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