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Editorial Comment Cavalier use of our finances.

When money is short the first thing most people do is cut down on their spending. It only makes sense.

But not so council leaders in Cardiff who have complained long and hard about how cash-strapped they have become.

In the face of this claimed penury they have spent a whopping pounds 86,000 on hotel rooms to hold some of their meetings.

The excuse that they don't have enough space in local authority buildings is nothing but poppycock and deserves to be laughed out of court.

With the magnificent City Hall standing virtually unused and able to cater for a meeting of any size, how on earth can we be asked to believe this feeble explanation?

With cuts threatened across a range of council services, this type of cavalier use of taxpayers' money shows an insensitive and spendthrift disdain which cannot be justified.
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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Dec 11, 2006
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