The City of Newport Beach has decided a recent presidential trip really fit the bill.


Newport Beach’s revenue division is charging the Obama campaign — specifically Obama For America — $35,043.04 for extra police officers, reserve officers and overtime pay to cover a recent fundraising visit.

The fundraiser was held in a Newport Beach home, causing traffic closures and security issues in the neighborhood.

Scott Mason has lived for 20 years on the street where the fundraiser was held.

“I don’t care what the political party is…I am not in the President’s party…if you are using the public sector to support have to pay for that,” Mason said.

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