While on official business, city officials and employees may not spend more than $6 for breakfast, $10 for lunch and $25 for dinner under toughened travel and expense guidelines approved by the City Council last week.
Daily travel expenses also may not exceed $50 per day, according to the guidelines intended to control expenses by city officials and employees attending conferences, meetings or workshops.
"There is nothing radically new," said City Manager William A. Huston, "but we now require more rigorous reporting" of expenses, including additional supporting documentation and receipts.
The guidelines, which take effect immediately, apply to all employees, elected officials and those serving on city boards.
Also included are guidelines on the use of city credit cards, vehicles, telephones, cellular phones and membership in service clubs or professional associations.