ANCHORAGE - Acting Anchorage Mayor Matt Claman said he'll pay his own way to attend the annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors next week.
Claman said he recognizes that some people don't believe that the city should be paying for him to travel during difficult economic times.
But he said Anchorage has much to gain from participating in the conference, so he'll pay his own way.
The annual conference is June 12-15 in Providence, R.I.
Claman said he attended a winter meeting of the mayors and it help in gaining the maximum benefits for Anchorage under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.