On their dime: Bowser’s ‘economic development trip’ to the Masters was funded by taxpayers

Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser traveled to and attended the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Georgia, “as part of a sports and economic development visit” on official mayoral matters.

The airline flights to and from the tournament were paid with city funds, a spokesperson told DC News Now. The cost of the fights was not released.

Bowser was invited to attend the Masters by two people who are leading a city task force “to revitalize the Gallery Place and Chinatown neighborhood,” according to her communications director Susana Castillo.

A very important update to Bowser’s schedule: she’s taking a “sports and economic development visit” to Augusta, Georgia today. That’s a heck of a way to say “I’m gonna go watch the Masters” pic.twitter.com/tnryZ47A8e

— Alex Koma (@AlexKomaWCP) April 13, 2024

The mayor is always looking to “advance administrative interests” regardless of setting, according to Castillo, whether
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