The City’s sizable fleet of vehicles grows each year. The idea of reducing the number of City-owned vehicles is conspicuously absent from public debates. 2007 was a light year for vehicle purchases. Here are the details.
$300,000 – Police Department
$20,000 – City Council
$1000 – Purchasing
$300 – Finance Department
$321,300 – Total
The City may not see that as much money, but you and I may beg to differ. I for one believe that part-time councilmen should use their own vehicle, or if financially encumbered, be given a bus pass.
Atlantic City elected officials, here is an idea while preparing for the 2008 budget.