It is budget time, people are being laid off, libraries will close, there was even a threat of a budget boost. But the some of the Commissioners recently went globetrotting to Singapore and Europe on our dime on "Trade" missions. The Mayor should put a stop to this and they all should forgo trips paid for by others including the Mayor (see comments). It smells.
This lapse of common sense -- to take these trips with tax and special interest money during budget cut time -- amounts to Maria Antoinette saying "Let them eat cake" when learning the peasants had no bread.