Keep an eye on the spending of suburban mayors

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Economists estimate that it takes $7,000 to back the Beachwood mayor's official truck out of his driveway.
I think the recent I-Team report by Fox News on the vehicles that local mayors drive was wonderful. I was outraged listening to the Beachwood Mayor describe driving a 2008 V8 Chevy Tahoe (over $55,000 retail price). I would urge you to look further into the spending patterns of these politicians. You may want to look at how the politician's family members also drive their public vehicles. I can only imagine what other outrageous spending patterns you will find at the cost of taxpayers. Beachwood is probably a great place to start, as the city continues to spend more money while taxes go up each year. The city officials that permit this type of spending should be prosecuted for the misuse of public money. The city councilmen are just as responsible for the authorization. Keep up the good work and thanks for bringing this issue to the forefront. Please stay tough on these politicians. Demand answers for their spending. There is an even better story here, you just need to keep digging. A Lifelong Cleveland Resident

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