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Atlantic City Taxes, Political

City Vehicles Cost How Much?

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.

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About Jesse O. Kurtz

I am committed to fulfilling the promise of Atlantic City. The town would benefit from greater political participation by average citizens. Hopefully, some of the posts herein will encourage you to get more involved in your community. This blog will also feature other topics and subjects beyond Atlantic City. I hope that you will come to love Atlantic City as much, or more than I do.

Discussion

3 thoughts on “City Vehicles Cost How Much?

  1. If this is face over 80% over monies spent on city vehicles is for the police department. This may be because of a redeveloped car. The older vehicles where do they go?? City council should not have city vehicles. Do senators and congessmen and women have government vehicles? the other 1,300 I am not sure what that is. We need a more thinking when it comes to the purchasing of city vehicles.

    Posted by Vincent DiCanio | February 13, 2008, 1:46 pm
  2. Why don’t they all take jitneys? I think we could afford passes for the jitneys.

    Posted by dave202 | February 14, 2008, 1:45 am
  3. If a Councilman is in such dire financial straits, he should announce his poverty to the public, and plead they donate an old junker for him to get to and from work.

    Posted by Jesse O. Kurtz | February 14, 2008, 10:06 am

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