Fort Dodge is paying its city employees to rally for a casino, according to the Fort Dodge Messenger. State gambling officials take a tour of Fort Dodge Wednesday and the city will pay workers who want to go to the rally to greet them. The workers aren’t required to go, according to city leaders.
What do you think? Should taxpayers pay city workers to go to this rally during their work hours? Is this the proper us of tax money or should city workers take vacation time or make up the time they miss some other time to go to this rally? Or do you think city workers should help lobby for the casino since it could bring hundreds of jobs and hundreds of thousands of dollars to town?