City Refuses To Pay For Obama Fundraising Visit
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The city of Medina, Wash. says it won’t be paying for President Obama’s Tuesday evening fundraising visit.
According to Medina City Manager Mike Sauerwein, prior presidential visits have cost local residents as much as $35,000 due to security related issues; but not anymore.
“We love welcoming people to what we think is one of the most attractive communities in Puget Sound,” Sauerwein told Komo 4 News. “We just don’t feel that we should be passing the costs of the events to our citizens.”
Sauerwein says the bill will instead be sent to former Costco CEO Jim Sinegal, the host of the President’s $25,000 per plate Democratic fundraiser.
“We are going to be billing the host of the event for that cost,” Sauerwein said.
The decision to bill Sinegal was made by City Council members last Monday after police overtime costs were taken into account.