2013 kicks off with Barona Casino retreat junket for local Politicos

On February 6-9 the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) will host an all expense paid retreat for the Board of Directors that includes the La Mesa Mayor Art Madrid and Lemon Grove Mayor Mary Sessom. A January 8, 2013 report by Dorian Hargrove in the San Diego Reader notes last years event cost over $17.000 and this years event has a cap of $21,250.

The event will have a total of 50 rooms set aside at the Casino resort for that weekend in February at a cost of $105 per night, plus an additional 8 percent for tax. The government agency also reserved two suites for the mid-week getaway, priced at $225 and $275 respectively.

Attendees will be fed three meals for each day as well as breakfast on the day of departure. The breakdown: breakfast will cost $15 per person, lunch $26.40, and dinner $46.80, for a total of $88.20 per person per night.

The event is not shown on the SANDAG general calendar or on Board of Directors web Meetings Calendar.

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Comment by La Mesa Citizen Oversight Group on January 28, 2013 at 2:58pm

There is now an agenda for this 3 day event.

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