Note: This post has been updated with additional information.
A Republican group has filed a complaint with the city Board of Ethics over Mayor Nutter’s use of taxpayer dollars to take city workers to the Democratic National Convention.
Taxpayers paid $7,363.60 in travel costs to send five staffers -- two aides and three security officers -- with Nutter to the political event in Charlotte, NC, according to mayoral spokesman Mark McDonald. Nutter’s travel and expenses were paid for through his campaign and the U.S. Conference of Mayors, of which he is president.
Matt Wolfe, a ward leader and part of an insurgent group of city Republicans, filed the complaint, which requests an investigation into the use of city money to send the two aides -- Lauren Walker and Tumar Alexander -- to the DNC. Wolfe said the group is not complaining about the security detail.