Durham City Council member Eugene Brown recently hopped on his high horse and reamed the city for holding an employee appreciation luncheon in these tough economic times. Brown claimed that in addition to the costs of the luncheon itself there would also be a $31,500 loss of productivity in employee hours lost.
Oh, good grief.
Fortunately he was rebuffed by many (including Bull City Rising's Kevin Davis) for last-minute grandstanding. In response to the criticism on BCR, Brown posted a lengthy defense in the comments section. What follows below is snipped from the comments section, first Brown's statement, then a second statement written by "City Employee" which just blows him out of the water. Enjoy!