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Cerritos Commissioners Have Travel Plans Axed

High flying members of the Cerritos Arts Commission  [l-r] Julietta Williams, Elaine Shiohama and Janet Beach attended the ‘Art Symposium’ in Miami, costing Cerritos taxpayers over $8,000. Doris Iglesias who also attended is not pictured. The Cerritos City Council has nixed all future travel for city commissioners after HMG-CN ran critical articles about the pricey trips.  Graphic by HMG-CN.

High flying members of the Cerritos Arts Commission [l-r] Julietta Williams, Elaine Shiohama and Janet Beach attended the ‘Art Symposium’ in Miami, costing Cerritos taxpayers over $8,000. Doris Iglesias who also attended is not pictured. The Cerritos City Council has nixed all future travel for city commissioners after HMG-CN ran critical articles about the pricey trips. Graphic by HMG-CN.

By Brian Hews

The Cerritos City Council have decided that members of various commissions and boards will no longer be travelling around the nation and globe on city related business after Hews Media Group-Community Newspaper published a series of critical articles detailing how tens of thousands of public dollars were being spent annually to attend lavish trips and exclusive upscale conferences and seminars.

The decision to stop the commissioners from travelling was made at a recent Cerritos City Council budget session.  Mayor Mark Pulido and other city council members are expected to formally approve the new travel ban in an upcoming public meeting at the end of June.

Starting on July 1, members of the Planning Commission, Fine Arts and Historical Commission, the Property Preservation Commission and the Parks and Recreation Commission will be halted.

HMG-CN has been critical of the lack of oversight by both city council members and commissioners in Cerritos related to lavish travel.

Cerritos city spokesperson Annie Hylton told HMG-CN in a phone interview on Thursday that current and future city council members are not impacted by the travel change.

“The new change will only effect commissioners, not city council members, or staff members,” Hylton added.

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