In 2013, Burnaby officials charged nearly $42,000 of golf at the two city-owned courses to taxpayers, under the city’s complimentary pass system that gives certain members free access to city services.
The City of Burnaby spent nearly $42,000 last year for councillors, commissioners and other local dignitaries to golf at Burnaby Mountain and Riverway.
In a breakdown obtained by the NOW, 18 current and former city officialsand one freeman used the city’s complimentary pass system to waive $41,904.59 in charges, including green fees, at the two Burnaby golf courses.
Wayne Peppard, who sits on the parks commission, racked up $7,898.24 between both courses, though the vast majority was spent at Riverway. Former commissioner Jim Kozak wasn’t far behind, with $6,354.51, though he opted to spend more time on Burnaby Mountain.
Mayor Derek Corrigan had the highest golf usage out of all of city council, charging $5,717.65 to the city for some tee times. He did not respond to an interview request by the NOW.