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Meeker to defray cost of Raleigh council reception

Posted December 9, 2009 7:13 p.m. EST

— Mayor Charles Meeker said Wednesday that he would use leftover campaign funds to help pay for a reception held last week when the new City Council was sworn into office.

Meeker said he would give a check for $6,400 to City Manager Russell Allen to cover about two-thirds of the cost of the taxpayer-funded reception.

The mayor said he wants a city committee to review the budgets for all future council events.