The Herald also notes that besides the $13,000 the traveling trio (Lynda Bell also brought her Chief of Staff) cost taxpayers:
The final total won't be finalized until the county reimburses the commissioners for all of their expenses.
You might not be able to afford a trip to China but apparently your tax dollars were there in April! If you rent, you are not out of the woods on paying for this trip. This is exactly why your rent is so high...your landlord is paying for this stupid stuff. A trade mission, drumming up business for the port: Gimme a break! I think the Chinese know how to find Miami if they want to do business, all they have to do is ask Genting Casinos. Lynda Bell is not going to attract business. I wonder if Bell told them about her chain link fence resolution?
Sounds like a mission for the expressed purpose of visiting our gambling friends...who were listed as "sponsors" of this so called mission.
*Sorry Herald, I don't acknowledge Sosa's bestowed title.