Occupy Philly continues, at a cost of 112G a week
OCCUPY PHILLY shows no sign of leaving the tented encampment outside City Hall, so look for taxpayer costs to mount as the demonstration continues its second week. For the first week of protests, the city shelled out $230,000, mostly in police overtime to man the protests that sprung up next to City Hall on Oct. 6, said Budget Director Rebecca Rhynhart.
The other costs include setting up a police command center, as well as public-property and sanitation expenses. Those numbers don’t include the use of straight police time, redeploying officers on regularly scheduled duty. LINK
The city can’t afford basic services yet here we are still allowing this non-sense to continue. Meanwhile we are over a year and a half without a contract. Pretty brilliant stuff. The left must be sooooo proud, I thought they were for the “working man”. Try and have a great week.