The CPS Energy board of trustees approved a new policy Monday aimed at stopping lavish spending on meals that had enraged ratepayers.
It's the result of my investigation last February into extravagant meals by the municipally owned utility. But now I’ve uncovered more pricey perks ratepayers are picking up, including $500 a night hotel stays and first-class airfare for CEO Doyle Beneby.
Recently released travel records show Beneby stays at some of the finest and most expensive hotels. His travel receipts from last year include several one night stays at swanky Four Seasons hotels in several different cities. In Philadelphia his overnight stay cost $558. In Chicago it cost $548. In Austin it cost $454. During a stay in Washington DC the chief executive officer stayed at the prestigious Mayflower hotel. The tab for one night there was $507.