Taxpayers pitch in for mayor’s farewell

The farewell party for Rotterdam mayor Ivo Opstelten is costing city taxpayers €150,000, the AD reports on Wednesday.

Instead of 1,800 VIP tickets for the Ahoy concert at €500 each, only 1,500 have been made available, creating a shortfall. The total event, which is free to the general public, is costing €900,000, the paper says.
Opstelten leaves at the end of this year after 10 years on the job.

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