Please disable your Ad Blocker to better interact with this website.

DC Government Spending $1000 Yearly For Employee’s iPhones, iPads


In 2014, the City Administrators office paid an average of $1,000 for 25 of the 28 members of its staff to have an iPhone and iPad provided by the city, according to documents released by the DC City Council.

While $25,000 might not seem like a lot of money in the city’s $12 billion budget, Council Chairman Phil Mendelson said those expenses add up when applied across the whole government.

“Not every government employee needs to have a cell phone,” he said.

The Mayor’s Office paid for nearly 90 of its staff members to be provided with cell phones and tablets while the Office of the Secretary provided them for more than 20 employees.

City Administrator Rashad Young said it is important for critical members of his staff to have cell phones so they can be reached after business hours, though low level employees, including staff assistants, also receive city provided cell phones in many agencies.

“I believe you’ve called me on my cell phone, and you won’t find any charges to the council,” Mendelson told Young during a council hearing Thursday.

Each agency makes its own protocols for which employees get cell phones, though Mendelson said he wants to make sure the district isn’t wasting money when it could be used in other places.

Follow Josh on Twitter


Content created by The Daily Caller News Foundation is available without charge to any eligible news publisher that can provide a large audience. For licensing opportunities of our original content, please contact

BarbWire Books is pleased to announce

Homosexual Agenda and the US Military

Dr. Sonny Hernandez

Homosexual Agenda and the US Military is a field manual for US service members and military chaplains. This Gospel-Centered, polemical book exposes the homosexual agenda that adversely affects Religious Liberty for Christians. There are several homosexual activists that will demand equality and tolerance. However, homosexual activists are not so equal or tolerant towards anyone that disagrees with their position on same sex marriage or transgenderism. They will claim to love all, but they really do not mean all—they mean agenda. This is because the homosexual agenda has a definition for inclusivity—their way or the highway.


Posting Policy

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse. Read More

Don't miss a thing. Sign up for our email newsletter to become a BarbWire insider.

Send this to friend