By Karl Moffatt
Las Vegas Optic
In the last 10 months Las Vegas Mayor Alfonso Ortiz has spent more than two months on the road logging about 4,000 miles while attending some 30 official functions at a cost of $9,500 to the city.
“And it was worth every penny of it,” says City Manager Tim Dodge of his boss’ travels.
A lobbyist would cost the city around $25,000 just for the legislative session and couldn’t possibly bring the level of expertise and devotion to the job that Ortiz does, Dodge says.