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Good Question: How much did the city pay to move the Mayor's office to the ballroom?


He was elected on a promise of making government more transparent.

In his first week in office, Mayor Jim Gray has been quite visible.

Good Question: Linda in Lexington: How much did the computers and desks cost, how much did the city pay to move the Mayor's office to the ballroom?

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray is about to wrap up his first week in office.

Already he's met with streets and roads about the salt supply budget and called for a thorough investigation of the Fayette County Jail.

All while doing so in his new very open and accessible office on the first floor of the Government Center.

Gray's open office look is similar to what you will find in New York for Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his staff, but what did it cost to transform a ballroom into a working mayor's office complete with desks, computers and phones?

Susan Straub, the Mayor's spokesperson tells us that a minimal amount of money was spent to make the change.

The desks are used and on loan from Lexmark.

The city's IT Department provided computers already owned by LFUCG.

Carpet tiles that were put over the ballroom floor were donated by a local company.

The one expense, the city says came because of wiring.

Straub says that cost is estimated to be about $600.

A small amount to the new mayor hoping for big results in the future.

"As for the previous home to the mayor's office on the 12th floor, its currently being used by the city's new Chief Administrative Officer, Richard Maloney.


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