Yesterday, we criticized Mayor Nutter for having the city pay for his recent trip to the Gulf Coast. We got word late yesterday that the administration had found the money to cover the trip elsewhere. Here are the details, from today's editorial in the Daily News:
We're happy that Mayor Nutter has changed his mind. For us, the issue was not so much the money itself as the conflicting message being sent to taxpayers. If we're being asked to pay higher taxes and receive fewer services, public officials should cut back on their own amenities, too.