Here are the Literal Receipts Rachel Dolezal Billed to Spokane Taxpayers

By Aura Bogado Jun 16, 2015

The City of Spokane, Washington, is investigating Rachel Dolezal, who was appointed by Mayor David Condon to chair the city’s Police Ombudsman’s Commission last year. According to The Inlander, an ethics commission is tasked with determining whether Dolezal violated policy by lying about her race on her application. If she did so, officials may move to oust her, and taxpayers may want their money back. 

Part of Dolezal’s perks as the chair included traveling on the city’s dime. In records obtained by the City of Spokane by Colorlines, Dolezal took her first, and so far, only taxpayer-funded trip in February to visit Oakland, California—and there are numerous receipts that detail her expenses. Some of the following documents from her two-day trip have been redacted both by Spokane and by Colorlines, in order to preserve private details like address and credit card numbers.

Dolezal requested $374.22 in reimbursements for a trip in order to attend a training:


As the following check illustrates, the City of Spokane issued Dolezal a check for amount she requested in full (her flight was paid on another card):


Itemized items include a “CITE VIEW KING” room at The Inn at Jack London Square, which cost taxpayers $317.32:


She also took a cab, which cost $28.90:


Rachel Dolezal also submitted meal receipts from Max’s Diner and Bar, and from Everett and James, which she was reimbursed $28 (which is the maximum allowed by the city):



There you have it, folks: #receipts