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Mayor’s trip to a climate conference in Dubai with Officer Vappie cost taxpayers more than $15,000

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Mayor’s trip to a climate conference in Dubai with Officer Vappie cost taxpayers more than $15,000

The Mayor’s trip to Dubai cost taxpayers more than $15000 at the end of last year for a climate conference. Documents given to WDSU Investigates after a public records request show the cost for Mayor Cantrell and her security team member Officer Jeffrey Vappie for the trip.The city paid for all of Vappie’s expenses, which amounted to more than $14,000 in airfare, hotel fees and meals.For the mayor the city only paid for $1,300 in per diems and other expenses.That’s because the mayor’s first class tickets and hotel which cost more than $24,000 were covered by the U.S. Conference of Mayors, which hosted the conference.This trip comes during an FBI investigation into Cantrell and the time she spent with Vappie in the Pontalba, a city-owned apartment.

The Mayor’s trip to Dubai cost taxpayers more than $15000 at the end of last year for a climate conference.

Documents given to WDSU Investigates after a public records request show the cost for Mayor Cantrell and her security team member Officer Jeffrey Vappie for the trip.

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The city paid for all of Vappie’s expenses, which amounted to more than $14,000 in airfare, hotel fees and meals.

For the mayor the city only paid for $1,300 in per diems and other expenses.

That’s because the mayor’s first class tickets and hotel which cost more than $24,000 were covered by the U.S. Conference of Mayors, which hosted the conference.

This trip comes during an FBI investigation into Cantrell and the time she spent with Vappie in the Pontalba, a city-owned apartment.

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