FAIRLAWN, Ohio - The mayor of a northeast Ohio city is billing President Barack Obama's campaign Friday asking to be reimbursed for his visit.
Fairlawn Mayor William Roth Jr. said in the letter that the expenses of $34,146.33 are for overtime incurred by the city for police, fire, EMS and service personnel, as well as for material expenses requested by Obama's staff.
Obama stayed overnight in Fairlawn July 5-6.
Here is a breakdown of the expenses, as included in the invoice dated Aug. 17, 2012:
- Police overtime: $12,626.37
- Fire and EMS overtime: $4,036.04
- Service overtime: $12,192.88
- Material expense: $5,291.04
Roth asked that the check be made payable to the "City of Fairlawn."
NewsChannel5 reached out to Obama's campaign team for comment, and an official released this statement:
"The US Secret Service takes the lead on all security matters with regard to President Obama. These are not decisions made by the campaign. Any local law enforcement organization contacted by the Secret Service to assist in security should discuss matters related to costs and how to effectively manage those costs with the Secret Service.”
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