WHEN a mayor can dip his hand into public coffers and pull out €50,000 for a frivolous purchase of his choice then questions need to be asked.
Without undermining the authority bestowed unto a mayor, council members are well within their rights to be upset by Jose Urbano’s latest extravagant purchase.
Especially when the purchase concerned is a bizarre statue of two awkward lovers caught up to no good on a roundabout.
If councillors are unaware of where town hall money is being spent, what chance have the rest of us got? But it’s easy to see why he didn’t tell them, as surely no-one would have supported spending €50,000 on such an obscenity.